Ketogenic diet (KD) is a high fat (90%), low carbohydrate (3%) diet used to treat refractory seizures in child. This highly unbalance diet could damage nutritional status. The aim of this study is to evaluate if KD can affect on growth and on mineral status in child. Seven child (1 females and 6 males) age between 3-16 years were retrospectively studied to assess nutritional status during KD; we evaluated anthropometric measurements (weight, height, skinfoold and circumferences), bone mineral content and bone mineral density, using x-ray energy absorptiometry (DXA) and some biochemical parameters. We have not found any short term modifications (six months) concerning growth, and biochemical parameters studied. KD could worsen bone mineral status.
|Translated title of the contribution||Evaluation of nutritional status and bone mineral mass in children treated with ketogenic diet|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Recenti Progressi in Medicina|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2002|
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