Dietary Intervention With the Modified Atkins Diet in Stroke Rehabilitation


Phase 1/2 Results N/A

Summary of Purpose

This phase 1 study tests whether use of the Modified Atkins Diet (MAD) can improve motor impairment after stroke. It is based on the hypothesis that after stroke, the brain's utilization of glucose, it's primary source of energy, is disrupted. The MAD is a low-carbohydrate diet that has can switch the body's metabolism from using glucose to using products of fat metabolism, so-called ketones. Ketones may act as...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 22 February 2016.

1 Mar 2012 13 Mar 2013 1 May 2014 1 May 2014 1 Feb 2016 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Basics




Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment