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Ketogenic Diet - a possible therapeutic approach for MS

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, extremely low-carbohydrate therapeutic diet. Neurologists are investigating its use in treating multiple sclerosis. In this diet the brain no longer obtains its energy from glucose, a sugar, but from so-called ketone bodies produced in the liver.

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As a result, fewer free radicals are generated in the brain - an effect that may have a beneficial influence on the cou^rse of MS: