Autism Spectrum Disorder effects millions of people every year, however pharmacological and behavioral treatments remain limited. The need for adjunctive therapies such as diet invervention [sic] that target autism spectrum disorder symptoms Is [sic] needed now more than ever. A connection between a ketogenic diet, which is high in fat and low in carbohydrates, and autism spectrum disorder can be made as the diet has shown potential in ameleriotating [sic] common comorbidities within the autism spectrum disorder population such as metabolic dysfunction, gut-microbiome dysfunction, medication resistant epilepsy, and various psychiatric disorders. Hence, this review focuses on the results and methods of various animal and human studies that implicate the benefits of a ketogenic diet in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. The data suggest that implementation of a ketogenic diet improves core and associated psychiatric symptoms of autism spectrum disorder such as repetitive behaviors, social behaviors, communication, anxiety, speech, hyperactivity, and cognition.
School of Behavioral Health
Richard E. Hartman
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Year Degree Awarded
Date (Title Page)
Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Autism spectrum disorder; Ketogenic diet
viii; 43 p.
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Reznik, Eugene, "A Review of a Ketogenic Diet In the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2024). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1713.
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