Stories about ketogenic diet
Fatty acids from a specific diet have been identified as having anti-epileptic effects. The research was conducted by scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London. There, scientists tested the effects of a range of fatty acids found in foods on the ketogenic diet, compared with an established epilepsy treatment.
Advances in treatment for children with epilepsy were discussed on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme this morning. New research on the ketogenic diet is being presented this week at the European Congress on Epileptology in Berlin. Lead researcher Professor Helen Cross, from Great Ormond Street Hospital and the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, spoke to the programme.