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My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 23 April 2010

The ketogenic diet can reduce seizure frequency in children with epilepsy

This post includes a summary of a study published in Pediatrics Vol. 105 No. 4 April 2000, p. e46 and a recipe for herby beefburgers.

Keto Kid: Helping Your Child Succeed on the Ketogenic Diet
Study title and authors:
Ketogenic Diet for the Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy in Children: A Systematic Review of Efficacy
Frank Lefevre, MD*, and Naomi Aronson, PhD
From the * Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center, Chicago, Illinois.

This study can be accessed at:
The study identified that the ketogenic diet can reduce seizure frequency in children with epilepsy.

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Recipe of the day

Herby Beefburgers

Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef ONE (1 lb. Package)
Food Mall: Ground Beef
675g/1½lb ground beef
4 spring onions, finely chopped
45ml/3tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
Salt and freshly milled black pepper

1.In a large bowl, mix all the burger ingredients together. Using damp hands shape the mixture into six evenly-sized burgers.

2.Place on a large foil-lined plate or tray, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3.Cook the burgers under a preheated grill or barbecue for 8-12 minutes, turning occasionally until cooked and any meat juices run clear.