A modified Atkins diet is effective for the treatment of intractable pediatric epilepsy.

TitleA modified Atkins diet is effective for the treatment of intractable pediatric epilepsy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsKossoff EH, McGrogan JR, Bluml RM, Pillas DJ, Rubenstein JE, Vining EP
JournalEpilepsia
Volume47
Issue2
Pagination421-4
Date Published2006 Feb
Abstract

The Atkins diet may induce ketosis as does the ketogenic diet, without restrictions on calories, fluids, protein, or need for an inpatient fast and admission. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a modified Atkins diet for intractable childhood epilepsy.

Alternate JournalEpilepsia