Ketogenic Diets: A Brief History Of One Of The Most Popular Diets

Ketogenic DietsThere is a story behind every human action, invention or concept. Some of them are funny, some of them are not, but it is surely interesting to know how something we’re familiar of came to its use. Todays story is about ketogenic diets – one of the world’s famous diet plans ever. In its relatively brief history, ketogenic diets emerged as a mainstream, nonpharmacologic therapy for treating epilepsy. Its primary goal was to remove the limitations of the non-mainstream using of fasting. It was very popular during the 1920s and 30s, but shortly after abandoned in the favour of new drugs. However, since the drugs couldn’t provide over lasting control over the seizures, ketogenic diets found its way into the epilepsy treatment, especially with children.

Ketogenic Diets and Wilder Researches

The term ketogenic diets were coined by Russel Wilder. He used the term to describe a diet that produced a high level of ketones in the blood through an excess of fats and the lack of carbohydrates. After Wilder several researches..

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