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Epileptic girl helped by high-fat diet

21st May 2009

A young girl living in Devon who has acute epilepsy has been helped by following a high-fat diet.

The ketogenic diet provides the brain with fat instead of carbohydrates. Ketones, produced by the fat, can help to ward off epileptic fits. Dietician Alison Hill, from Plymouth's Derriford Hospital, said the diet showed additional benefits: "Children are remembering things that they couldn't before, saying words that they haven't said before and other improvements."


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