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History of dietary treatment: Guelpa & Marie first report of intermittent fasting for epilepsy in 1911.

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We analyzed the article of Guelpa & Marie, published in 1911 and often quoted in the history of dietary treatment, as the basis for the use of ketogenic diet to mimic fasting. In this paper, the authors treated 21 patients with a diet consisting of daily administration of 30 g of sodium sulphate for 4 days, with unlimited aqueous beverage and no food, followed by a vegetarian diet restricted to half of the ordinary intake. This is the first report of intermittent fasting as treatment strategy for epilepsy. In this case series, 15 patients did not follow properly the diet while 2 improved temporary before they quitted the diet and 4 presented an improvement.

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    Expert Centre for Rare Epilepsies, Department of Pediatric Neurology, CHU Hôpital Robert-Debré, APHP, Paris, France.

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    Expert Centre for Rare Epilepsies, Department of Pediatric Neurology, CHU Hôpital Robert-Debré, APHP, Paris, France.

    Expert Centre for Rare Epilepsies, Department of Pediatric Neurology, CHU Hôpital Robert-Debré, APHP, Paris, France. Electronic address: stephane.auvin@aphp.fr.

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    Epilepsy & behavior : E&B 94: 2019 May pg 277-280

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    30999258

    Citation

    Höhn, Sophie, et al. "History of Dietary Treatment: Guelpa & Marie First Report of Intermittent Fasting for Epilepsy in 1911." Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B, vol. 94, 2019, pp. 277-280.
    Höhn S, Dozières-Puyravel B, Auvin S. History of dietary treatment: Guelpa & Marie first report of intermittent fasting for epilepsy in 1911. Epilepsy Behav. 2019;94:277-280.
    Höhn, S., Dozières-Puyravel, B., & Auvin, S. (2019). History of dietary treatment: Guelpa & Marie first report of intermittent fasting for epilepsy in 1911. Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B, 94, pp. 277-280. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2019.03.018.
    Höhn S, Dozières-Puyravel B, Auvin S. History of Dietary Treatment: Guelpa & Marie First Report of Intermittent Fasting for Epilepsy in 1911. Epilepsy Behav. 2019;94:277-280. PubMed PMID: 30999258.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - History of dietary treatment: Guelpa & Marie first report of intermittent fasting for epilepsy in 1911. AU - Höhn,Sophie, AU - Dozières-Puyravel,Blandine, AU - Auvin,Stéphane, Y1 - 2019/04/15/ PY - 2019/01/19/received PY - 2019/03/11/revised PY - 2019/03/11/accepted PY - 2019/4/19/pubmed PY - 2019/4/19/medline PY - 2019/4/19/entrez KW - Epilepsy KW - Fasting KW - Ketogenic diet KW - Starvation SP - 277 EP - 280 JF - Epilepsy & behavior : E&B JO - Epilepsy Behav VL - 94 N2 - We analyzed the article of Guelpa & Marie, published in 1911 and often quoted in the history of dietary treatment, as the basis for the use of ketogenic diet to mimic fasting. In this paper, the authors treated 21 patients with a diet consisting of daily administration of 30 g of sodium sulphate for 4 days, with unlimited aqueous beverage and no food, followed by a vegetarian diet restricted to half of the ordinary intake. This is the first report of intermittent fasting as treatment strategy for epilepsy. In this case series, 15 patients did not follow properly the diet while 2 improved temporary before they quitted the diet and 4 presented an improvement. SN - 1525-5069 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30999258/History_of_dietary_treatment:_Guelpa__Marie_first_report_of_intermittent_fasting_for_epilepsy_in_1911 L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1525-5050(19)30023-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -