Cognitive benefits of the ketogenic diet
Epilepsy is the most common, serious, neurological disorder and is characterised by epileptic seizures. It is one of the world’s most prevalent non-communicable diseases; the World Health Organisation estimates that epilepsy affects around 1% of the global population. 1 Danone Nutricia Research has played a pioneering role in the development of a range of medical nutritional solutions for the ketogenic diet, which helps support the nutritional needs of adults and children with difficult to manage (‘refractory’, ‘drug-resistant’) epilepsy.
“A heritage of clinical evidence shows the efficacy of dietary management with the ketogenic diet in patients who were not helped by classical medication. More than 50% of these patients, experience over 50% reduction in seizures after starting a ketogenic diet.”
Research Program Leader, Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Epilepsy
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