low_glycemic_index_treatment_ketogenic_diet_epilepsy

Low-glycemic-index treatment: A liberalized ketogenic diet for treatment of intractable epilepsy

Publication

Neurology

Author(s)

Heidi H. Pfeifer, RD, LDN; and Elizabeth A. Thiele, MD, PhD

Abstract

The ketogenic diet is often effective for intractable epilepsy, but many patients have trouble complying with the strict regimen. The authors tested an alternative diet regimen, a low-glycemic-index treatment, with more liberal total carbohydrate intake but restricted to foods that produce relatively little increase in blood glucose (glycemic index

Date

December 2, 2005

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