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Neal, Elizabeth

Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders: A Practical Guide

Neal, Elizabeth - Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders: A Practical Guide, ebook

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Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disorder characterised by recurrent unprovoked seizures, and affects 50 million people worldwide. Over 30% of these do not have seizure control even with the best available medications, hence renewed and increasing interest in the use of dietary treatments to treat epilepsy. These treatments include the traditional ketogenic diets but also the newer modified Atkins diet or low glycaemic index treatment.

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.

FEATURES
• International perspective on ketogenic dietary therapy
• Additional resources, recipes and meal plans
• Valuable review of evidence base

Keywords: Dietetics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Medicine, Health Care, Mode
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118345467
Printed ISBN
9780470670415

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