Use of the Atkins Diet for Children With Sturge Weber Syndrome


Phase 1 Results N/A

Summary of Purpose

This research is being done to find out if the Atkins Diet can be used safely and effectively to reduce seizures in children who have Sturge Weber syndrome. The ketogenic diet is a proven therapy for epilepsy, but can be difficult to use in children. The Atkins Diet is a high fat, high protein, low carbohydrate diet introduced in the 1970s to help with weight loss. It is different from the ketogenic diet in...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 26 May 2010.

1 May 2006 14 Mar 2008 1 Mar 2010 1 May 2010 1 May 2010 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Non-Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Single Group Assignment


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