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Ketogenic diet – a high fat, controlled protein, low carbohydrate diet that helps control seizures in some children with epilepsy. The diet works by encouraging the body to get energy from fat (rather than from carbohydrates). When this happens, the body produces chemicals called ketones which, for some children, help prevent seizures from happening.
Ketones - chemicals produced in the body when the body uses fat for energy. This happens in high-fat diets such as the ketogenic diet. Ketones can help prevent seizures from happening for some people.
Ketosis – the process of producing ketones in the body, when the body uses fat for energy.