Children suffering from epilepsy may be able to alleviate the symptoms by following a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet, according to a study published this week in US journal Pediatrics (volume 108, p 898). The impact of the high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet, called the ketogenic diet, was investigated as part of a long-term study into methods to treat drug-resistant epilepsy for 150 children. 30% of children suffering from epilepsy do not respond to medication, and those studied showed no improvement to at least two different drugs designed to stop seizures.