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ketogenic diet

[ kee-toh-jen-ik dahy-it ]
/ ˌki toʊˈdʒɛn ɪk ˈdaɪ ɪt /
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noun
a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that causes the breakdown of fats into ketone bodies, which consequently replace carbohydrates as the body’s main source of energy: used as a regimen for weight loss, the ketogenic diet is also used to control certain medical disorders or episodes, especially epileptic seizures in children.
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Also called ke·to di·et .

Origin of ketogenic diet

First recorded in 1915–20
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Medical definitions for ketogenic diet

ketogenic diet

n.
A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that includes normal amounts of protein.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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