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Definition of Ketogenic diet

Ketogenic diet: A diet devised as a treatment for severe seizure disorders that do not respond to conventional medication. The ketogenic diet is comprised almost entirely of fats and protein. All portion must be precisely weighed and timed. Because this diet can cause the buildup of ketone bodies in the blood, it is highly risky and should only be tried under close medical supervision.

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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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