One Diet Appeared Tops for Short-Term Seizure Control in Pediatric Epilepsy

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ngd-When I was first working in the 70s I ran across seizure control with the ketogenic or “whipped cream” diet; I am glad to see there is a healthier alternative…

With better tolerability, modified Atkins diet the “sounder option,” according to researchers.

In children with drug-resistant epilepsy, the modified Atkins and ketogenic diets were more effective than usual care in achieving large short-term reductions in seizures and short-term seizure freedom, a systematic review and network meta-analysis found.

Across 12 randomized trials, all three dietary interventions evaluated — ketogenic, modified Atkins, low glycemic index therapy (LGIT) — showed a short-term benefit (3 months or less) in seizure reductions of at least 50% compared with usual care, reported Dipika Bansal, DM, of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in Punjab, India, and colleagues.

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