Is the keto diet suitable for kids?

You may find this surprising but the keto diet was originally designed for children (and adults) with intractable epilepsy [1]. Even today, doctors suggest keto to children who don't respond to epilepsy medication [2]. However, children shouldn't be put on the keto diet without medical supervision. Studies show that smaller kids grow poorly on keto while older children generally get adequate nutrition from this diet [3]. Always talk to your doctor if you want to use keto to treat any medical condition your child might have. 



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