Friday, January 1, 2010

More on the paleo diet

Dr Briffa points to an article the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition :

Eaton SB, et al. Diet-dependent acid load, paleolithic nutrition, and evolutionary health promotion. Am J Clin Nutr 30 Dec 2009 [epub ahead of print]
Briffa says:

According to the authors of the editorial, few would deny that conventional nutritional advice is not working. And they suggest that what would help would be a more rapid shift in thinking towards a diet that gets us closer to “humanity’s biological baseline”. They quote a recent scientific paper [3] which asserts that “It is difficult to refute the assertion that if modern populations returned to a hunter-gatherer state then obesity and diabetes would not be the major public health threats they now are”.

Looks interesting. I am just going through the pdf now(thanks guys)

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