Study title and authors:
The Efficacy of the Ketogenic Diet1998: A Prospective Evaluation of Intervention in 150 Children
This paper can be accessed at: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/6/1358?ijkey=9949bb71e3304a66f92672cd9acc62dff57ed2e5&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha
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".
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Recipe of the day
Lamb Skewers with Lemon and Chilli
|Food Mall: Boneless Leg of Lamb|
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.