This is Table 2 which shows the macros for what the women ate. (I posted only the AVERAGE, full stats are in the article.)
Daily dietary intakes of 43 396 women in Swedish Women’s Lifestyle and Health Cohort
Energy: 6534 kcal
Carbohydrates: 196.6 g
Protein: 62.9 g
Vegetable: 20.6 g
Total lipids: 54.7 g
Saturated lipids: 24.7 g
Unsaturated lipids: 25.8 g
Calories are wrong. They add up to about ~1550.
In the context of PB, I see three problems in the macros:
1. Fully 1/3 of the protein is veggie; probably soy. That will affect cardio health as much as carbs.
2. Half of the fat is unsaturated. What was it... margerine?
3. When your average carbs are ~200, then you're already endangering cardio health. Plus or minus 10% isn't going to matter.
My theory is that this study is just fluctuations in CW and therefore isn't all that meaningful.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained to 109 on sugar cheat. Reset with 85P / 90C / 90F. Currently weaning off fat to 85P / 90C / 60F.
MY PRIMAL: I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.