De-Mystifying the Ketogenic Diet's Effects on the Brain

Xingyu Chen

Supervisor: Dr. Jong Rho

Institution: University of Calgary

Description: The ketogenic diet has shown positive effects on a number of neurological conditions, however, it is a difficult diet to maintain. This study looks at whether supplementing the diet with specific keytone nutrients changes the reduction of seizures in a rat model of epilepsy. If this is the case, then the beneficial effects of the ketogenic diet could be obtained with a less strict eating regime.