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Ketone supplementation protects against seizures caused by hyperbaric oxygen
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"The ketogenic diet may be one of the hottest trends in weight management, but doctors have long known of its potential to reduce seizures in those with epilepsy. In a new article in Physiological Reports, scientists suggest that strict adherence to the diet may not be needed to achieve this neuroprotective effect. Through a series of experiments in rats, they show that supplementing a normal, carbohydrate-rich diet with specific ketogenic agents may significantly delay seizures. The team specifically focused on tonic-clonic seizures caused by exposure to high levels of oxygen. This central nervous system oxygen toxicity is a complication that can arise following hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which involves inhaling pure oxygen in a pressurized or hyperbaric chamber. This kind of treatment is used to manage various medical conditions, including air/gas embolism, decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning and diabetic wounds..."

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