"The primary sources of lipids in the SDA diet have historically been from corn and soy oils, and to a lesser extent oils from nuts (corn oil has partly been replaced by canola oil in the contemporary SDA diet)."
"The AHS-2 found that the consumption of red and white meat was associated with an increase of colon cancer and that, independent of meat consumption, eating legumes was protective against the disease."
"A strong inverse relationship was found between the risk of CHD and the consumption whole grain wheat bread, as opposed to white bread (~45% reduction in CAD)."
"In men, the frequent consumption of tomatoes and of soy milk was associated with a ~60% reduction in the incidence of prostate cancer."
Thoughts on Paleo:
"Nine papers of poor quality and not a single clinical trial demonstrating reduced morbidity or mortality – even in CHD or type II diabetes. Sixty-seven papers of hypothesizing 25 years after this diet was put forth."
Anyone write a substantial response to this? I have a very smart friend who eats a mediterranean vegan diet who says that eating paleo (especially the higher sat. fat archevore variant that I prefer) will shorten my lifespan, either through CVD or colon cancer.