EPILEPSY: A dietary supplement for SUDEP prevention?

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Abstract

A new study has shown that dietary supplementation with a serotonin precursor reduces seizure-induced respiratory arrest (S-IRA) and death in mouse models. Development of strategies to prevent S-IRA is paramount, because S-IRA is thought to be associated with a high risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

Refers to Zhang, H. et al. 5-Hydroxytryptophan, a precursor for serotonin synthesis, reduces seizure-induced respiratory arrest. Epilepsiahttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/epi.13430 (2016)

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