Elizabeth Neal

Matthew''s Friends

After graduating from Surrey University with an honours degree in Nutrition, Liz worked as a dietitian specialising in paediatrics and studied for a Masters degree in Public Health Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2001 she started work as ketogenic research dietitian at UCL-Institute of Child Health where she completed her PhD study on traditional ketogenic diet therapies for intractable childhood epilepsy. She has since contributed to many scientific journal and book publications on the subject. She currently works for Matthew''s Friends ketogenic dietary therapy clinics and continues research links with the Institute of Child Health where she holds an honorary post.

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Ketogenic Dietary Therapy: Epilepsy and Beyond

This seminar will cover the background to ketogenic dietary therapy, practical implementation of the different variants of diet, and efficacy data supporting their use in both children and adults with intractable seizures. The potential of this therapy in other neurological conditions beyond epilepsy will also be explored.

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