Could the Ketogenic Diet help Treat Fragile X Syndrome?

Raven Yip

Supervisor: Dr. Jong Rho

Institution: Univeristy of Calgary

Description: Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that results in intellectual and behavioural disabilities. Currently, there are no effective treatments for Fragile X, but this study will test if the ketogenic diet can have a positive impact in mice. In addition to this goal, this study is also looking at the neurochemicals involved in this treatment effect.