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The John Radcliffe diet  

 

 

 

This is a variation of the MCT diet, but is easier to manage practically. The calculation is based on the daily energy intake required for the child, with 30% energy being provided from MCT and 30% from other fat which may be of vegetable or animal origin.

Calculation of daily amounts

Energy intake for the day should be apportioned as follows:

30:30: 11:19: 10 - MCT oil: double cream: fat from foods: carbohydrate: protein

Construction of the diet

Table 5 Example calculation of John Radcliffe diet,
based on a desired intake of 1500kcal

  Fat(g) Protein(g) Carbohydrate(g)
25g skimmed milk powder 0..3 9.1 13.2
100ml double cream 48.0 1.5 2.0
4 protein exchanges 24.0 24.0 0.0
5 carbohydrate exchanges Trace Trace 50.0
  24.3 34.6 65.2

 

MCT oil = 450kcal = 50ml MCT oil  
From calculation:      
MCT oil = 50ml x 8.3 (1g MCT =8.3kcal) = 450kcal = 30%
Fat from double cream = 48.0 9 x 9 (1g fat = 9kcal) = 433.8 = 29%
Saturated fat = 24.3g x 9(1g fat =9kcal) = 218.7kcal = 14.5%
Protein = 34.6g x 4 (1g protein =4kcal) 138.4kcal =9.2%
Carbohydrate = 65.2 9 x 4 (1g CHO = 4 kcal) = 260..8/151.7kcal = 17.3%

 

Total daily intake in 24 hours from calculation
4 protein exchanges
5 carbohydrate exchanges
25g skimmed milk powder plus water to 250ml
100ml Liquigen
100ml double cream
50ml double cream and
25g other fat (e.g. butter, margarine)

continue to   The Great Ormond Street Diet
return to   UK ketogenic diet protocols
return to   MCT oil

 

 

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(update 1.1:
18 July 2002)
(issue 1: 12 August
1997)