Can Ketogenic Diet reduce epilepsy seizures in Rett syndrome?



The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. It lowers blood sugar and insulin levels and shifts the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat and ketones. Keto diet has many similar Characteristics like Atkins.


According to an article published on PubMed Central®, The diet simulates a fasting situation, adjusting the metabolism to use fats as a primary fuel source; catabolism of fatty acids in the liver generates ketone bodies (KB), which produces urinary ketosis.


New studies have discovered a significantly positive outcome with the use of the KD for the treatment of refractory epilepsy in both children and adults.


Rett Syndrome is one of the epilepsy syndromes in which the KD therapies have reported to be as possible benefits.




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