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Friday, 23 April 2010

Ketogenic diets help control epilepsy

This post includes a summary of a paper published in Pediatrics Vol. 102 No. 6 December 1998, pp. 1358-1363 and a recipe for lamb skewers with lemon and chilli.

Study title and authors:
The Efficacy of the Ketogenic Diet1998: A Prospective Evaluation of Intervention in 150 Children
John M. Freeman, Eileen P. G. Vining, Diana J. Pillas, Paula L. Pyzik, Jane C. Casey, and LCSW; and Millicent T. Kelly
Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide (Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
From the Division of Pediatric Epilepsy, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore Maryland.

This paper can be accessed at:

Freeman concludes: "The ketogenic diet should be considered as alternative therapy for children with difficult-to-control seizures. It is more effective than many of the new anticonvulsant medications and is well tolerated by children and families".

For the 3-6 year follow up of this study click here.

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Recipe of the day

Lamb Skewers with Lemon and Chilli

Omaha Steaks Boneless Legs of Lamb
Food Mall: Boneless Leg of Lamb
450g/1lb lamb rumps or boneless leg steaks, cut into strips
Grated zest of 2 lemons
2.5ml/½tsp dried chilli flakes
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
15ml/1tbsp olive oil
30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped thyme leaves

1.In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together, cover and set aside for about 20 minutes.

2.Thread the lamb strips onto 15-20 short metal or wooden skewers (previously soaked in water).

3.Cook under a preheated moderate grill for 3-4 minutes on each side. - 468x60