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While it helps the medicine go down, it may also be contributing to seizure risk. For all of you keto-haters out there, add seizure protection to the list of pros for the ketogenic diet. In two murine seizure models, a high fat/low carb diet increased gut Akkermansia and Parabacteroides. These bacteria, in turn, modulated amino acid gamma-glutamination and levels of GABA/glutamate in the brain, protecting against seizures. Next up: adjuvant ketogenic diets for IDH-mutated gliomas with alterations in amino acid metabolism. | Olson, Cell 2018


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