Animal Research Minute – Could there be a substantial link between diet and epilepsy?

Well, according to HealthDay News, researchers studying mice have discovered that a high-fat, low-carb diet, also known as the ketogenic diet, could protect people against epileptic seizures. In studies with mice, researchers found mice on the ketogenic diet had altered brain metabolism and were protected against seizures. Researchers think the ketogenic diet changes cellular metabolism in the brain and reduces risk of seizures. This incredible finding in mice could mean that simple changes in diet could be a viable treatment for people living with epilepsy.
 

Read more: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/05/23/mouse-study-sheds-light-on-how-diet-may-affect-epilepsy


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