On July 27, 2021, the ketogenic therapy diet will turn 100. Johns Hopkins Medicine led the way in research, application, and testing, which has been conducted to treat epilepsy. As we celebrate this long-standing relationship, join us.
The ketogenic diet will be 100 years old on July 27, 2021. Johns Hopkins Medicine, which was the first to propose and study the ketogenic diet, has been a pioneering contributor for the past century in the research, application, and testing of its success in treating disease.
The ketogenic diet is one of the oldest epilepsy treatments. It involves eating high-fat food and minimal carbohydrates. The ketogenic diet therapy has been rediscovered and is now used around the world after decades of neglect. The treatment is also beneficial for patients with pre-diabetes, diabetes, headaches, and other forms of cancer.
Johns Hopkins has the Pediatric Ketogenic Diet Center as well as the Adult Epilepsy Diet Center. Since the diet’s therapeutic origins, in the 1920s, the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s pediatric epilepsy team has used the ketogenic diet to treat seizures.
The Pediatric Ketogenic Diet Center has treated over 1,500 children using this method. It is recognized as one of the most respected centers globally for research and clinical expertise in the ketogenic diet.
The Johns Hopkins Adult Epilepsy Diet Center was the first to offer a ketogenic diet specifically designed for adults with epilepsy. It opened in 2010. Over 400 patients have been treated with the ketogenic diet, as well as the modified Atkins diet.
Since the 1930s, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles on the ketogenic diet.