I've read a few FAQs and lengthy explanations on paleo, but I don't know enough to understand how this study fits in or contradicts paleo.
When I first read the headline, I thought 'So? Eating more fatty food isn't a bad thing at all.' But as the article progressed I found it harder to understand. Some questions:
The mice chose the high-fat food every time and eventually became obese.
After mice ate the fatty food, stress was produced in the brain's hypothalamus, which controls appetite, and they craved more fatty food. The study revealed that eating brown rice was effective in controlling the stress.
How could high fat food make you obese and stressed? Is this simply them mixing good and bad fats up?
As brown rice also inhibits the absorption of fat in the bowels, the concentration of sugar and neutral fat in the blood decreased.
I thought paleo revolved around the theory that non-paleo foods create a sugar spike in our bloodstream - or am I wrong?
Thanks for explaining!
Edit: I thought I'd point out that mice are frequently used in experiments, with the results projected on humans because their biological makeup is largely the same as ours. I get that the study's strange conclusions could be because of the incompatibility between the physiology of human and mice, but any other theories/explanations? Thanks!