How effective is the Ketogenic Diet?

Research suggests that the Ketogenic Diet:

  • reduces seizure frequency by more than 50% in half of all patients who try it,1
  • reduces seizure frequency by more than 90% in one third of patients.2
  • provides seizure freedom in some patients (6-10%).
  • 1. Kossof et al. (2009). Ketogenic Diets: an update for child neurologists. J Child Neurol 24(8): 979-988.
  • 2. Henderson et al. (2006). Efficacy of the Ketogenic Diet as a treatment option for epilepsy: meta-analysis. J child Neurol 21:193-198.