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Does the Banting diet affect children’s development and concentration?

We’ve mentioned the book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz  (Buy it on Amazon here or Kalahari here) before on the Ask Prof Noakes Podcast.

Essentially what Nina Teicholz does is look at all the scientific studies around the LCHF diet and debunks many of the myths surrounding the Banting diet.

Today’s question is linked to the subject of scientific studies. Jodie submitted her question and she wanted to know if there have been any studies done around the long term development effects on children eating a Banting diet as well as on their concentration capacity.

Professor Noakes:  Unfortunately not.  We do have some data on children who are epileptic and were put on the diet.  The diet was developed for children who are epileptic and it almost cures the epilepsy.  So they can reduce their medication dramatically

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