Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a dietary system that has met with success in the control of seizures in patients with epilepsy, most often used for children who don't respond to medication. Through the use of high-fat, adequate protein, and low carbohydrate foods the ketogenic diet system has met with success in forcing the body to convert fats and fatty acids into substances that replace glucose as fuel for the brain and body. The name ketogenic comes from this process - when fat is used as a source of energy ketones are formed. This process is known as ketosis and has also been used successfully in weight-loss diets.

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