Published: 09/16/2015

Efficacy of the Atkins Diet as Therapy For Intractable Epilepsy

Six patients were started on the Atkins diet for the treatment of intractable focal and multifocal epilepsy. Five patients maintained moderate to large ketosis for periods of 6 weeks to 24 months; three patients had seizure reduction and were able to reduce antiepileptic medications. This provides preliminary evidence that the Atkins diet may have a role as therapy for patients with medically resistant epilepsy.


Kima (2011). "Various Indications For a Modified Atkins Diet in Intractable Childhood Epilepsy." Brain and Development.