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Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet: Korey's Story

Epilepsy patient Korey eating food

Korey has epilepsy, one of the most common brain disorders in children, but his treatment is unusual: a diet of exactly 90 percent fat, 7 percent protein and 3 percent carbohydrates. It’s called the ketogenic diet and it's proven effective for children whose epilepsy does not respond to medication.


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