Ketogenic diets are back in the news with claims they are a “cure-all”.

Excellent explanation of what a Ketogenic Diet actually is. This article on also goes into more depth about the use of the diet in epilepsy and also the potential as a complimentary therapy for malignant glioma brain cancer. Human trials are underway for adults with particular brain cancers. These studies are showing the diet is safe and feasible, and some are showing clinical benefits. This is an emerging and exciting new area for the use of the Ketogenic Diet. So why does a diet affect things like seizures and tumours?


Great comment by Clare Collins at the bottom of the article.

Clare Collins
Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Newcastle
The big message with the resurgence in interest of this diet is that the classical ketogenic diet is a medical or test diet that should only be used under medical supervision.