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Created June 22, 2012 at 8:29 AM

It will be interesting to see how the public comments on this. I am not a reader of this news website usually!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2162737/Girl-9-live-fast-food-needs-high-fat-diet-just-stay-alive.html

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on June 22, 2012
at 09:55 AM

I was actually surprised at the quality of the comments, I expected much, much less.

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on June 22, 2012
at 03:30 PM

Ketogenic diets have been used for decades to treat epileptic seizures. The brain runs very well on ketones.

That girl is a bit creepy, but I'm sure there's people in the Paleo community that consume more fat than her willingly. I just pray that her parents aren't taking her out to McDonalds just for the fat. I don't think there's too much fast food out there that is high in PUFAs that isn't also high in carbs (double whammy!) and made with very questionable ingredients.

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on July 03, 2012
at 02:41 PM

She suffers from GLUT1 (glucose transporter 1) deficiency which means the cells that rely on this transporter for glucose absorption cannot access glucose from the circulation.

Whilst this is not a problem for say muscle cells which use GLUT4, its a huge problem for brain cells which use GLUT1.

Therefore she must use an alternative energy substrate to power her brain cells - hence the high fat diet.

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on June 22, 2012
at 09:32 PM

Be very careful. The Daily Mail is a right wing rag. If you even touch it, it turns you into a racist.

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