How does the ketogenic diet induce anti-seizure effects?
Published: 16 Jul 2020
Click the link below to read a research paper on ScienceDirect, discussing how the ketogenic diet can be utilised to induce anti-seizure effects for patients of epilepsy.
Here are some highlights:
Clinical and experimental interest in the ketogenic diet has grown rapidly over the past decade.
Ketone bodies have been linked to inhibitory neurotransmitter release and activation of ATP-sensitive potassium channels.
The ketogenic diet enhances overall cellular bioenergetics and reduces oxidative stress.
Glycolytic diversion and/or restriction may play an important role in the clinical activity of the ketogenic diet.
Modulation of tricarboxylic acid cycle flux may also underlie ketogenic diet effects.