Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0002p62 | (1) | ICCBH2013

The effect of the ketogenic diet on the developing skeleton

Simm Peter , Bicknell-Royle Jill , Nation Judy , Draffin Kellie , Stewart Karen , Cameron Fergus , Scheffer Ingrid , Mackay Mark

Objectives: The ketogenic diet (KD) is a medically supervised, high fat, low carbohydrate and restricted protein diet which has been used successfully in patients with refractory epilepsy. Only one published report has explored its effect on the skeleton. We postulated that KD impairs bone mass accrual and examined skeletal health parameters in this patient group.Methods: Patients commenced on the KD from 2002–2009 were enrolled in a prospective, lo...