The ketogenic diet is increasingly on everyone’s lips, but it’s hardly just the diet du jour. According to a study published in Behavioral Pharmacology, the ketogenic diet has been in clinical use for 80 years. Originally developed in the 1920s to treat patients with epilepsy, the diet emphasizes a dependence on fat (from oils, butter or fattier cuts of meat) as the main source of calories, with around 15 to 20 percent of calories coming from protein and only 5 to 10 percent from carbohydrates.
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