Ketogenic diet
A diet devised as a treatment for severe seizure disorders that do not respond to conventional medication. The ketogenic diet is comprised almost entirely of fats and protein. All portion must be precisely weighed and timed. Because this diet can cause the buildup of ketone bodies in the blood, it is highly risky and should only be tried under close medical supervision.

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ketogenic diet n a diet supplying a large amount of fat and minimal amounts of carbohydrate and protein and used esp. formerly in epilepsy to produce a ketosis and alter the degree of bodily alkalinity

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a diet that promotes the formation of ketone bodies in the tissues. A ketogenic diet is one in which the principal energy source is fat rather than carbohydrate.

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a diet that contains a large amount of fat with minimal amounts of protein and carbohydrate, in order to produce ketosis; called also high fat d.

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