Study finds eating fatty foods can help stop seizures

For decades, doctors have struggled to find a reliable way to stop seizures but now, they think they may have found a big help in an unlikely place.

It's a special diet, called the "KETO" diet.

On this diet, 90% of your food comes from fat, bacon, heavy cream, mayonnaise and you're virtually forbidden from eating starches and sugars.

Because your brain is used to being powered by glucose, when you stop eating starches and sugars that contain glucose, the brain is effectively tricked into using a new power source, something called "ketones".

In many cases, these ketones seem to put a big damper on seizures.

There is still much we don't know about ketones and epilepsy. Right now, doctors are still investigating why ketone production suppresses seizures.
 

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