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Overview of the Ketogenic Diet


The Ketogenic Diet (KD) is a medically managed and carefully calculated high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, designed to mimic a fasting state over a long period of time. It is available as a treatment option for children with difficult-to-control epilepsy and some neuro-metabolic disorders.






This page was created on the 20th February 2015. It was last reviewed in December 2017.