Effects of a ketogenic diet on ADHD-like behavior

Ketones and ADHD/ADD/Anxietyon June 16, 2017Leave a Comment

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26773515

Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Feb;55:62-8. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.11.014. Epub 2016 Jan 7.

Effects of a ketogenic diet on ADHD-like behavior in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy.

Packer RM1Law TH2Davies E3Zanghi B4Pan Y4Volk HA3.

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OBJECTIVES:

Epilepsy in humans and rodent models of epilepsy can be associated with behavioral comorbidities including an increased prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and seizure frequency have been successfully reduced in humans and rodents using a ketogenic diet (KD). The aims of this study were (i) to describe the behavioral profile of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy (IE) while on a standardized nonketogenic placebo diet, to determine whether ADHD-like behaviors are present, and (ii) to examine the effect of a ketogenic medium chain triglyceride diet (MCTD) on the behavioral profile of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy (IE) compared with the standardized placebo control diet, including ADHD-like behaviors.

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