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Modern Evidence for an Age-Old Treatment: Can the Keto Diet Cure Epilepsy?

A physician traces one boy’s story and unpacks the research

Photo: Alexander Spatari/Getty Images

Six years ago on a spring day in Indiana, suddenly and without warning, Will had his first seizure. Shortly thereafter, the previously healthy 5-year-old was diagnosed with generalized epilepsy. Despite starting treatment, Will’s epilepsy…

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Bo Stapler, MD

Bo Stapler, MD

Health & science writer on Elemental & other pubs. Hospitalist physician in internal medicine & pediatrics. Interpreter of medical jargon. bostapler.medium.com