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Friday, 23 April 2010

Ketogenic diets are an effective treatment for epilepsy

This post includes a summary of a paper published in Epilepsia 2006 Feb;47(2):421-4 and a recipe for lamb rumps and herb butter.

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Study title and authors:
A modified Atkins diet is effective for the treatment of intractable pediatric epilepsy.
Kossoff EH, McGrogan JR, Bluml RM, Pillas DJ, Rubenstein JE, Vining EP.
John M. Freeman Pediatric Epilepsy Center, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MS 21287-1000, U.S.A.

This paper can be accessed at:
The paper concludes a modified Atkins diet is an effective and well-tolerated therapy for intractable pediatric epilepsy.

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Recipe of the day

Lamb Rumps and Herb Butter

Omaha Steaks Loin Lamb Chops
Food Mall: Lamb Loin Chops
6-8  lamb rump (chump) steaks or loin chops
Salt and freshly milled black pepper

For the Herb Butter:
100g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
10-15ml/2-3tsp fresh thyme leaves

1.To prepare the herb butter; mix the butter and thyme together. Mould into a sausage shape, wrap in cling film or foil and chill until required.

2.Place each steak or chop on a large square foil sheet. Season on both sides and top with a disc of the herb butter.

3.Loosely shape the foil into parcels, place on a baking sheet or roasting tin and bake in a preheated oven at Gas mark 4-5, 180-190°C, 350-375°F for 20 minutes, or on a prepared barbecue for 25-30 minutes with the lid down.

4.If baking, 5-10 minutes before the end of the cooking time, remove from the oven or barbecue. Gently open the parcels and return to cook for the remainder of the cooking time.