The Ketogenic Diet: Adolescents Can Do It, Too

The purpose of the study is to determine both the efficacy of and compliance with the ketogenic diet in the adolescent population. A retrospective study of 45 patients, aged 12–19 years, consecutively enrolled in a ketogenic diet program from 1994 to 2002, was performed. Thirty‐seven patients were from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; eight were […]

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Ketogenic Diet Exhibits Anti‐Inflammatory Properties

The ketogenic diet (KD) is an established treatment for refractory epilepsy, including some inflammation‐induced epileptic encephalopathies. In a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)–induced fever model in rats, we found that animals given the KD for 14 days showed less fever and lower proinflammatory cytokine levels than control animals. However, KD rats exhibited a decrease in circulating levels of […]

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Children eat three times as much sugar as they should

The average child has eaten their entire childhood sugar allowance by the age of ten, according to health chiefs. Figures published today by Public Health England (PHE) estimate that young children are eating almost three times as much sugar as they should, the equivalent of about eight cubes too many a day. Parents have been […]

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The Ketogenic Diet—A Metabolism-Based Therapy

Mitochondria are the energy-producing organelles of the cell, generating ATP via oxidative phosphorylation mainly by using pyruvate derived from glycolytic processing of glucose. Ketone bodies generated by fatty acid oxidation can serve as alternative metabolites for aerobic energy production. The ketogenic diet, which is high in fat and low in carbohydrates, mimics the metabolic state […]

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Keto Diet May Increase Memory, Reduce Mortality

Two new studies, both conducted in mice, support each other’s findings: that the ketogenic, or “keto,” diet may improve memory in old age as well as prolong lifespan. The ketogenic diet, which is more commonly known as the keto diet, aims to reduce carbohydrate intake in favor of consuming more fat and sufficient protein. Recently, this diet type […]

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Benefits of Ketogenic Diet for Management of Type Two Diabetes: A Review

The prevalence of type two diabetes (T2D) has been increasing sharply worldwide. Many recent studies have been done to determine the effective strategies for better management of type two diabetes. One of these strategies was the Ketogenic Diet, which when performed on rats and human showed very impressive results. The benefits of having some ketone […]

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The Role for Ketogenic Diets in Epilepsy

Highlights • Ketogenic diets offer adjunctive therapy for chronic epilepsy and refractory status epilepticus. • Studies support feasibility and efficacy of the classic ketogenic diet and its variants in adults. • Potential complications and side effects of diet therapy are often preventable and manageable. • Strategies are needed to improve diet adherence. Abstract Ketogenic diet (KD) therapies are high fat, low carbohydrate […]

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CarbLoaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the many experts in the film are authors like Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, and Melanie Warner. Medical doctors such as David Perlmutter M.D., […]

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How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.

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How Sugar Affects the Brain

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets […]

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