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Common Sugar Compound Reduces Seizures

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Although in use for decades, a sweet tasting compund, 2-deoxy-glucose, or 2DG, may be a potential cure for epilepsy.
About 1 percent of the world’s population suffers from epilepsy, a neurological condition that makes people susceptible to seizures.

Researchers at the University of Wisconcin have found that the compound completely blocks seizures in laboratory rats. Human studies are on the horizon.