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  • Studies verifying the paleo diet.

    I'm at university at the moment and this morning I found out that my first essay in nutrition will be about whether the Eatwell plate help people to lose weight. Obviously I will be drawing on a variety of sources and making a balanced conclusion taking every aspect of nutrition that I can into consideration.

    The problem is however that although there are many studies suporting the paleo diet I am having a hard time finding peer reviewed studies and journals to validate the claims made. I have been taking the studies from Marks daily apple posts but if you happen to know of any more then please reply to this thread with the links.

    It would be nice to start changing the views of our university, as most of what we have been learning about is how salt and saturated fat cause heart disease and obesity.

    Cheers guys.


  • #2
    Just google Loren Cordain. He has lots of peer reviewed papers published and available online. You could also pick up his book the Paleo Answer which contains a books worth of references at the end.


    • #3
      Thank you, I bought Rob Wolfs book and Dangerous Grains which are proving amazing sources of information. I also experimented adding legumes back into my diet and now I feel aweful, hard to beleive I lived 22 years bloated and tired and thinking that it was normal.


      • #4
        Cordain is anti-saturated fat, at least in his Paleo Diet for Athletes book, and presumably before that too.


        • #5
          There's some Paleo specific stuff by Loren Cordain and Steffan Lindeberg especially. You could search 'Paleo diet' on pubmed and get a few I suppose.

          Modulation of immune function by dietary lectins i... [Br J Nutr. 2000] - PubMed - NCBI

          Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century
          Agrarian diet and diseases of affluence--d... [BMC Endocr Disord. 2005] - PubMed - NCBI

          There's lots of other good ones without being specifically Paleo for example:

          n-6 fatty acid-specific and mixed polyunsaturate d... [Br J Nutr. 2010] - PubMed - NCBI

          You just have to connect the dots.

          This is my response to the dietary guidelines for Australians and more relevant to you, my recent post on obesity.
          The Paleo Premise: DGA 2011
          The Paleo Premise: Obesity - a Symptom of an Underlying Pathology

          Steffan Lindeberg and Lynda Frassetto have some Paleo Diet trials that may be relevant in weight loss, but sort of aren't.


          • #6
            Also check Dr.Michael Eades website Drs Eades . He is a strong advocate of paleo. I have not read his book and have just recently started following his blog along with Home | - Jack Kruse . Hope it helps.
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