Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder, with the World Health Organization estimating prevalence at around 1% of the global population. For almost a century, the ketogenic diet has been used for the management of drug resistant epilepsy.
Most patients with epilepsy respond well to anti-epileptic medication. For the 30-40% of patients who do not respond, the ketogenic diet may be recommended. The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low-carbohydrate diet, which ensures adequate protein for growth. Although its mechanism is not yet fully understood, the ketogenic diet can offer an effective way to reduce the number of seizures or even lead to patients being seizure free.
In this section, you can find educational content on nutritional care in epilepsy, nutritional guidelines and clinical patient cases.