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A 16-year-old male asked:

Is it possible for people with narcolepsy to be in ketosis (the process of eating almost no carb and burning fat for energy)?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Sure: Voluntarily diet choices can be pursued by any individual. I would be careful with medication effects on any new diet. One needs to seek urgent medical attention if ketosis occur as medical condition. Narcolepsy itself does not cause ketosis.
Dr. Vikas Jain
Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
I would think so: not sure why narcoleptics wouldn't be able to be in a state of ketosis.

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