The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat refractory epilepsy in children, and is a multidisciplinary therapy that requires the dedicated support of doctors, nurses, dietitians and social workers. Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy: Practical Implementation of Ketogenic Therapy provides comprehensive and practical training on all aspects of implementing and managing dietary treatment plans for epilepsy in children and adults, with key chapters on assessment, calculations, implementation, monitoring and complications.
Edited by a leading and highly respected expert in the field, supported by a strong team of contributors, this is a must-have resource for paediatric dietitians and other members of the therapy team.
• International perspective on ketogenic dietary therapy
• Additional resources, recipes and meal plans
• Valuable review of evidence base