Latest Ketogenic diet Stories

2011-03-02 00:00:26

On February 22, 2011, Dr. Oz spoke about the HCG Diet and states the 500 calorie diet is not safe. Diet Doc HCG Diet and Weight Loss Program does not offer the unsafe, outdated 500 calorie diet. Their unique HCG diet consists of 850 to 1,250 calories per day. Diet Doc HCG Diet and Weight Loss Programs train doctors across the country on their unique, modern day HCG diet protocol. HCG means human chorionic gonadotropin which is a hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta. It is...

2010-05-17 15:01:43

The high-fat ketogenic diet can dramatically reduce or completely eliminate debilitating seizures in most children with infantile spasms, whose seizures persist despite medication, according to a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study published online April 30 in the journal Epilepsia. Infantile spasms, also called West syndrome, is a stubborn form of epilepsy that often does not get better with antiseizure drugs. Because poorly controlled infantile spasms may cause brain damage, the Hopkins...

2010-02-17 08:42:12

Current and former patients treated with the high-fat ketogenic diet to control multiple, daily and severe seizures can be reassured by the news that not only is the diet effective, but it also appears to have no long-lasting side effects, say scientists at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. A study report supporting their conclusion, and believed to be one of the first analyses of the long-term safety and efficacy of the diet, appears online in the February edition of the journal Epilepsia....

2009-12-07 07:30:00

BOSTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Research Foundation (ERF), a unique joint venture of non-profit epilepsy organizations, and the Milken Family Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation, today announced two new grants recognizing promising epilepsy research in clinical development, totaling $225,000 in funding. The grant awards were announced by the Epilepsy Therapy Project and the Epilepsy Foundation, as well as the Milken Family Foundation, during the 7th Judith Hoyer...

2009-07-27 00:08:09

Children on a high fat diet to stem seizures may ward off kidney stones with a supplement, U.S. doctors said. The study, published in Pediatrics, looked at 301 children being treated for seizures with the ketogenic diet at Baltimore's John Hopkins Children's Center. It found children receiving the supplement potassium citrate were seven times less likely than others to develop kidney stones. Senior investigator Dr. Eric Kossoff said the ketogenic diet given many children whose seizures are...

2009-07-21 20:35:11

Children on the high-fat ketogenic diet to control epileptic seizures can prevent the excruciatingly painful kidney stones that the diet can sometimes cause if they take a daily supplement of potassium citrate the day they start the diet, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center.A report on the work is published in the August issue of Pediatrics."We can confidently say this is a safe and powerful way to prevent kidney stones, and it should become part of standard therapy in...

2009-01-13 13:48:59

A research group from the University of Cordoba has managed to determine the beneficial dietary effects of a protein ketogenic diet rich in olive oil. According to the study, Spanish Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet (SKMD) is an effective way of losing weight, lowering blood pressure and improving fasting blood glucose levels. Ketogenic diets are an effective healthy way of losing weight since they promote a non-atherogenic lipid profile, lower blood pressure and decrease resistance to insulin...

2009-01-06 12:05:54

In a six-month comparison of low-carb diets, one that encourages eating carbohydrates with the lowest-possible rating on the glycemic index leads to greater improvement in blood sugar control, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers.Patients who followed the no-glycemic diet experienced more frequent reductions, and in some cases elimination, of their need for medication to control type 2 diabetes, according to lead author Eric Westman, MD, director of Duke's Lifestyle...

2008-12-05 08:30:00

Data to be Presented at 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society SEATTLE, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- New studies presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) will preview interventions that may alter the course of epilepsy diagnosis and management to improve the care of people living with this common neurological condition. These studies are among the hundreds of developments in the basic science and treatment of epilepsy and other seizure disorders...

2008-09-10 18:00:33

U.S. scientists say they have determined a ketogenic -- or high fat, low carbohydrate -- diet is effective in treating infantile epileptic spasms. Infantile spasms are a potentially devastating epileptic condition affecting children aged 4-8 months. Johns Hopkins University researchers said their finding is the first description of the ketogenic diet as a first-line defense for infantile spasms in place of drugs. The diet is more traditionally used for intractable childhood epilepsy,...

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