Sucheta Joshi, MD, MS – University of Michigan Health System
Rebecca Sparks, RD – Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Epilepsy and its treatment can impact a child’s nutrition. In addition, nutrition itself can impact various aspects of epilepsy and overall health. Dr. Joshi discusses the important nutritional considerations for children with epilepsy, including the impact of antiepileptic medications on vitamin and mineral needs, appetite, weight, and bone health. Dietary treatments, including the Ketogenic Diet and Modified Atkins Diet, will also be discussed.
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