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This section contains abstracts of papers relevant to the ketogenic diet, divided into 12 subject areas relating to particular topics as listed below. Within each subject area, abstracts are listed by reverse date order, starting with the most recent.

 0. Introduction

 1. Efficacy of the ketogenic therapies - general

 2. Dietary treatment of specific epilepsy syndromes and seizure type

 3. Implementation of ketogenic therapies

 4. Comparing different types of ketogenic therapy

 5. Complications of ketogenic therapies

 6. Growth, carntine and nutritional status on ketogenic therapies

 7. Other benefits of ketogenic therapies

 8. Anti-epileptic medication and ketogenic therapies

 9. Discontinuation and long-term follow up of ketogenic therapies

 10. Mechanisms of ketogenic therapy action

 11. Dietary treatment of epilepsy in adults and adolescents

 12. Ketogenic therapy in conditions other than epilepsy


The literature has all been reviewed in Pubmed, but NOT ALL abstracts are included here for practical reasons. Papers have been chosen that have most relevance to the clinical practice of the diet, and has in no way tried to favour particular authors or institutions. Individuals seeking further literature on the different topics can search on Pubmed if they wish (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed). Full papers can be obtained via the websites of the individual journals, but usually at a cost.

Information correct as of end of December 2013

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