A study, published by the Lancet Neurology, showed that children following a ketogenic diet, suffered fewer seizures than the control group children. (62·0% vs 136·9% = a 75% decrease)
- The ketogenic diet has been widely and successfully used to treat children with drug-resistant epilepsy since the 1920s.
The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of the ketogenic diet in a randomised controlled trial. Like most Atkin-style dieters, the most frequent side-effects reported during the study were constipation, vomiting, lack of energy, and hunger.
Obviously, there is more research to be done, but it’s pretty interesting how eliminating carbohydrates from the diet of epileptic children reduced the number of seizures they experienced.
In the battle of Atkins Diet vs Epilepsy, I have to score this round – Atkins Diet 10 : Epilepsy 0