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ID 24943
  Title The ketogenic diet: A summary
Journal Nutr Perspect. 2017 Oct ;40(4):5-6, 8-9
Peer Review No
Publication Type Article

For more than 2000 years, fasting diets including avoidance and or excess of all type of foods were used for many ailments such as epilepsy.  In fact, this diet was the therapy recorded in Hippocrates treatment regimen for epilepsy in the fifth century BC; five hundred years later it is also mentioned in the biblical narrative in which Jesus cures an epileptic boy.  Since fasting or simple starvation was too difficult for many patients to comply with, the ketogenic diet developed.

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