The ketogenic diet is a therapeutic dietary treatment for epilepsy in children which is resistant to medication. Until recently, evidence for use and resources available has been sparse. This review aims to provide a summary of the evidence supporting its use in children, some guidance towards its implementation and the services currently available in the UK.
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Funding UCL Institute of Child Health received funding as a National Institute for Health & Research Specialist Biomedical Research Centre.
Competing interests JHC has received funding from HSA, Smiths Charity, SHS, Matthews Friends and the Milk Development Council for ketogenic diet study; SP has received an honorarium from SHS and RW an educational grant.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.