High fat diet helps girl with rare illness

Fields Taylor has a rare condition

The parents of a 3-year-old girl from Leicestershire who is unable to walk or talk say she's made real improvements since being put on a high fat diet.

Fields Taylor from Asfordby near Melton Mowbray has an extremely rare condition called Glut 1 Deficiency. Only 500 people in the world have been diagnosed with it.

It means her brain is starved of energy because her body can't produce the glucose it needs to grow and develop.

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Diet hope for Midlands girl

Fields Taylor has an extremely rare condition called Glut 1 deficiency that only affects 20 people in the UK. She cannot walk or talk and her parents hope a new kind of diet will be able to help her.