Authors

AGATA MALTESE1, MARGHERITA SALERNO2, PALMIRA ROMANO3, ANNACLAUDIA RICCIARDI3, TERESA DI FILIPPO, GABRIELE TRIPI4,5

Departments

1Department of Psychological, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy - 2Sciences for Mother and Child Health Promotion, University of Palermo, Italy- 3Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Department of Mental Health and Physical and Preventive Medicine; Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy - 4Department PROSAMI, University of Palermo, Italy -5Childhood Psychiatric Service for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, CH Chinon, France

Abstract

Ketogenic diet (KD) is a high-lipid diet, adequate for protein content but low in carbohydrates content. Caloric intake is calcu- lated on the basis of the ideal patient's needs, reduced by about 20%, and is about 90% of lipids present in 3: 1 or 4: 1 ratio with pro- teins and carbohydrates. KD is considered the most ancient antiepileptic therapy, actually proposed also for migraine therapy.

Keywords

ketogenic diet, epilepsy, cholesterol, free fatty acids

DOI:

10.19193/0393-6384_2017_5_113