I’ve been following paleo (about 98%) for nearly 3 weeks now. My sugar and grain intake have been negligible. My milk intake has been almost negligible. I’ve also eliminated the night shades. Other than having lost about 4 lbs. I don’t feel any better, but intend to persist for a while longer. I ran across this study this morning, which if the conclusion is true, flies in the face of paleo.
Excerpt: Fiber intakes from food sources such as grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans were also examined (Figure). We found that dietary fiber from grains was significantly inversely related to the risk of total, CVD, cancer, and respiratory disease deaths in both men and women. Comparing the highest with the lowest intake of fiber from grains, men had a 23% lower risk of total death (multivariate RR, 0.77 [95% CI, 0.73-0.81]) and women had a 19% lower risk of total death (multivariate RR, 0.81 [95% CI, 0.76-0.86]). Fiber from vegetables and beans was also weakly associated with a lower risk of total death in both men and women. However, fiber from fruits was not related to total and cause-specific deaths in men and women.
EDIT, for you question demanders: Does this study fly in the face of paleo? Can this result be explained using the paleo framework?