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Is the ketogenic diet the only one for people who have epilepsy?

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In brief: Best for kids

Ketogenic diet was first introduced in childhood epilepsy, and seemed to work well in kids who failed to respond to medications.
No real reason why it could not work in adults, other than nasty gastrointestinal side effects. Of interest, this concept is being employed to assist thinking in patients with alzheimer's, using a triglyceride to induce ketone bodies which can fuel brain cells (axona).

In brief: Best for kids

Ketogenic diet was first introduced in childhood epilepsy, and seemed to work well in kids who failed to respond to medications.
No real reason why it could not work in adults, other than nasty gastrointestinal side effects. Of interest, this concept is being employed to assist thinking in patients with alzheimer's, using a triglyceride to induce ketone bodies which can fuel brain cells (axona).
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