The question whether diet modification could help in the treatment of epilepsy was unanswered for over a century, until a few days back when a study by researchers at McGill University in Canada and University of Zurich in Switzerland was published in the journal Nature Communications.
Earlier, it was believed that brain cell signal transmission and metabolism were not related. With this study, the lost scientific interest of researchers in ketogenic diet is totally revived.
The study showed that the ability of brain cells to transmit information is directly linked to metabolism. It suggests that brain cells combine their independent functions of energy production and signal transmission using chemical messengers that play a role in keeping the brain healthy. The link between metabolism and signal transmission confirms the possibility that modification in diet can control epilepsy.