Ketogenic diet

  • Tina Bregant
  • Andreja Širca Čampa
  • Neža Zupančič
  • David Neubauer


Background The ketogenic diet is a high fat, adequate protein, low carbohydrate diet. It has been used in the treatment of intractable childhood epilepsy, difficult-to-control seizures in adults, GLUT1 deficiency syndrome and PDH deficiency. conclusions This review traces a history of ketogenic diet, reviews its uses and side effects, and discusses possible alternatives and the diet’s possible mechanisms of action. We show how to use the diet in practice. Protocol and calculations are presented. We look toward possible future uses of the ketogenic diet, since it is efficient, under doctor’s supervison safe, but very demanding, additional treatment.


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Bregant T, Širca Čampa A, Zupančič N, Neubauer D. Ketogenic diet. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 1Apr.2009 [cited 22Sep.2019];78(4). Available from: