Abdullah S. BinsaeeduAlfaisal University, Saudi Arabia
Title: The Multifaceted Roles of Ketogenic Diets in Neurology-Brain Cancers and Other Neurologic Diseases
The ketogenic diet (KD) has gained popularity as a weight loss method in recent years. However, its use as a therapeutic approach in neurology dates back to the early 1900s when it was employed to control seizures. Although the KD fell out of favor with the advent of pharmacological treatments, it has made a resurgence due to its metabolic benefits, including improved immune response, regulation of signal transduction, inflammatory pathways, and neurotransmission. Research suggests that the KD may have therapeutic potential in various disorders, such as mitochondrial diseases, metabolic disorders, and even cancer. In the field of neurology, the KD has shown promise in the management of multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, dementia, and stroke. This narrative review aims to summarize the current literature on the multifaceted roles of ketogenic diets in neurology, focusing on their potential benefits for patients with brain cancers and other neurologic diseases. The review explores the physiological mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of the KD and provides insights into its use as part of a comprehensive neurological treatment plan.
Abdullah S. Binsaeedu is a final-year medical student at Alfaisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Abdullah's academic achievements include being on the Dean's Honor List at Alfaisal University. His research experience is extensive, with several published articles and ongoing projects. Abdullah has gained valuable clinical experience through rotations in prestigious medical institutions in the United States. These experiences have allowed him to enhance his diagnostic skills, conduct patient interviews, perform physical examinations, and observe various medical procedures. As a dedicated researcher, Abdullah has undergone training in clinical research and developed skills in data analysis, manuscript writing, and clinical trial protocols. He has presented his research findings at numerous conferences and research days. In addition to his research pursuits, Abdullah has demonstrated leadership qualities in several occasions. He also actively volunteers in various healthcare initiatives.
Abdullah S. Binsaeedu's unwavering commitment to research and patient care positions him as a promising medical professional ready to contribute to the advancement of medicine.