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by 2626 · June 27, 2014 at 6:22 PM

I may have the opportunity to collaborate on a randomized, controlled study of the paleo diet. Is there any advice you would want to give, to make sure we avoid common pitfalls or misunderstandings? Are there flaws you've seen in past diet studies... (more)

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Knarf 0 · June 26, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Flaws:Observational studies (correlation does not mean causation, good for generating ideas, not proving causality). Food frequency diaries (most individuals have poor recall). Even daily food logs can vary unless one is weighing every gram of... (more)

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by 0 · June 21, 2014 at 4:43 AM

Growing age often leaves us with fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots which are hard to fight with. But here's Pelevoni cream to our rescue. This is an anti-aging cream which is the blend of all natural and anti-aging ingredients which helps in... (more)

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by 4373 · March 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM

does anyone have full access to this study published last month, Overfeeding Polyunsaturated and Saturated Fat Causes Distinct Effects on Liver and Visceral Fat Accumulation in Humans. Their conclusion was "overeating SFA... (more)

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daz 0 · March 28, 2014 at 10:25 AM

this article (link below) may shed some more light on why that study found that "overeating SFA promotes hepatic and visceral fat storage whereas excess energy from PUFA may instead promote lean tissue in healthy humans." #1 Thigh and... (more)

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by 3742 · October 08, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Research from today about Paleo toothpick use. A few questions. First, if there was no teeth crowding in Paleo teeth then why did they feel such a great need for toothpicks? I mean, so much use that it causes you to lose all your teeth but one!... (more)

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samc 0 · October 08, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I'm not going to just assume that they have correctly diagnosed excessive injury from toothpicks. Maybe it was a form of torture or they just liked to chew on sticks trying to suck out some nutrients from them. I'd say these researchers are just... (more)

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by 15966 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

I dont recall us covering this on paleohacks so i figured id see what we all think: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20860883 I got the link from reading Metzgar's site where he has two good posts about it. Specifically he has a nice little... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 24, 2010 at 1:57 AM

40% of diet as carbs if probably just fine as long as there is an active lifestyle, undamaged metabolism from an early age, and only healthier natural sources of carbs (and food in general). Few people living today can claim all three of those... (more)

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by 233 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I'm starting a paleo club at my university this semester. We all know college students can have huge egos. I expect to be opposed in every sense of the word by challenging whole grains, beans, bad dairy, chronic cardio etc. I want to be able to... (more)

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PsychandStang 0 · August 07, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I don't remember college being about challenging everything lol. Graduate school,yes! College, no. I do remember there being a handful of huge egos but who wants them in a club anyway? It's more about seeing is believing. It all depends on your... (more)

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by 2626 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Large, well-powered, high quality meta-analyses of studies on lipid intake frequently find at least some cardiovascular benefits to reducing saturated fat (SFA) and replacing it with unsaturated fat (PUFA). When they don't, the finding is that it... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I think a big part of it is that almost all the long term controlled studies on this issue have had (as folks on both side have pointed out) decent flaws that seriously weaken them as evidence. This includes a lot of confounding factors between... (more)

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by 413 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Do you mainly log your stats from your desktop computer or using a mobile/tablet app? If mobile, are you doing so from an Apple product? Apologies for the seemingly irrelevant question. It is Paleo related, and will help all interested parties in... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 12, 2013 at 9:16 PM

I use my iPhone and desktop computer. Probably equal amounts

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by 134 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I want to see valid, reliable and powerful research in relevance to the idea that whole-grain consumption is bad for you. I have empirical evidence; however, I am simply "gluten-sensitive". What I have researched is that there is a lack of... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 11, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I asked this question a while back here http://paleohacks.com/questions/182816/are-there-any-studies-demonstrating-deleterious-affects-of-whole-grains#axzz2QAinmU9w There is nothing statistically significant showing any deleterious affects. And... (more)

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by 1672 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Atherosclerosis Evident in Four Ancient Populations, Including Hunter-Gatherers

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Robin_10 0 · March 16, 2013 at 12:30 AM

From Whole Health Source: "The more important point is that atherosclerosis does not equal heart attack." Worth reading the whole thing: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2013/03/atherosclerosis-in-ancient-mummies.html (more)

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by 270 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Have any of the of the paleo "heavy-weights" / drs or research ever tackled Dupuytren???s contracture vs diet? If so, would you be so kind in sharing the links. I've read anecdotal accounts of the potential linkage between each of (of combination... (more)

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rht 0 · August 22, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Try pubmed, something like this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Dupuytren's+co-morbidity This hit: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21803632 talks about the HLA-DRB1*15 allele That's the one that shows up with the autoimmune issues... (more)

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by 366 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/11/63/abstract Results state: After multivariate adjustment, a high consumption of red meat was related to higher all-cause mortality (HR=1.14, 95% CI 1.01-1.28, 160+ vs. 10-19.9 g/day), and the... (more)

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Meaty_1 0 · March 07, 2013 at 9:51 PM

The broad-brushing of "meat" and "processed meat" together is particularly insidious, because agenda-driven asshats, such as one editor at the LA times, barf out headlines like "Another study finds association between red meat and disease." They... (more)

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by 15390 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I came across this announcement: Link So is science catching up to Paleo? Also, I watched this: I, Caveman My questions: It seems that the mainstream science is very supportive of Paleo. At least the recent research. Why did it take so... (more)

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Katie__2 0 · March 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM

These are great questions that I have wondered myself! I am no expert, but these are my thoughts on your questions: Nutritional studies regarding the benefits of paleo probably seem more prevalent today than they did 20 years ago, because it is... (more)

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by 416 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I love to nerd out on some good paleo reading, but I'm not sure where to go next. I would like something a little more in-depth, science-laden and preferably somewhat up to date. I've read the following: - Paleo Solution - Primal Body, Primal... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 06, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Hmmm. You want something "a little more in-depth, science-laden and preferably somewhat up to date" ... sounds like the Jaminets' Perfect Health Diet would fit the bill quite nicely.

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by 213 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

nutritiondata.com indicates that lemons have 50% more vitamin-C than limes. I have a hard time believing that, but what do you think?

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miked_2 0 · January 24, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Question #1: why would you think otherwise. I.e. what expectation do you have that's bothering you? And #2: how much of any kind of nutrient a food had isn't the question to should ask. You should be concerned with how bioavailability the... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Hello! I am assisting a biochemist at SUNY Downstate with an evaluative study on low-carbohydrate diets, with the intent of capturing in pictures the typical diet of successful low carbohydrate dieters. If you are interested in participating,... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · December 09, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I am interested in participating, but I'm on/off low carb

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by 24523 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

It's that time of the year again...Christmas music is on the radio, the weather's getting chilly, and AHS is accepting presentation proposals! AHS, aka the Ancestral Health Symposium, aka the yearly paleo conference, will be in Atlanta next... (more)

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by 796 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I am looking for research studies to show to my pediatrician at my daughter's 1 year appointment. She is starting daycare, and needs a doctor's note to have any special dietary requests followed at the day care. I am interested in particular... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 04, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Lucky kid! There is some evidence that wheat may not be the best thing ever for children. Children in Japan who eat rice have higher IQs than the ones who eat wheat... (more)

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by 1081 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-11/lifestyle/sns-rt-us-heartbre88b04d-20120911_1_omega-3-fish-oil-pills-fatty-acids I saw this and wanted to share. This study seems to claim omega 3 is not effective for lowering a person's risk of... (more)

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Quoc_ngo 0 · September 12, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Here's the original report: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1357266 I'll caveat that I'm not an expert but my gut reactions are: 1 - The study is a meta analysis (a study of different studies) with no standard controls in... (more)

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by 3159 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I've been perusing the internet for some good saturated fat research articles, but have gotten a bit overwhelmed. If anyone is willing, would you give me a run-down of research articles you deem most important to what someone should know about... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · September 13, 2012 at 3:22 AM

Hey Allie I've found lots of good studies on this site.

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by 671 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I'm applying for a PhD in Anthropology. My research focus is not so much on the biochemical and nutritional components as in the social components of the Paleo movement: questions from 'Can the world population be healthfully sustained on a paleo... (more)

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Maria_7 0 · September 02, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I think one of the most relevant social questions to the Paleo community (in the US) is, "How do we NOT become another elitist fad for skinny white people wearing goofy shoes?" (brilliant, thought-provoking blog post here. What would 'Paleo' look... (more)

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by 5828 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

I was amused by this post at Paleo Velo. Here's a snippet: [Another nail in the coffin] of the carbohydrate obesity thesis? Check out Stephen Guyenet???s latest post about a new study that finds that sugar has to be palatable to be fattening in... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · June 15, 2012 at 5:18 AM

As to your comments, but if you can't taste the sugar who is going to want to eat the crap? We eat crap cause it tastes good. Take away the taste and no one will want it. The study is interesting though. What it has to do with taking down... (more)

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by 5043 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Here are a few links to scientific studies that caught my attention in just the past week: 1) a whole special issue of Science magazine dedicated to the gut microbiome (subscription or buy it in a good bookstore):... (more)

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by 549 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I am reading this book, having seen it touted in Underground Wellness. It is well-researched and endorsed by many key researchers. The only Q I have so far is the focus on zero and low-fat foods. Why? Can anyone make sense of this?

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Eric_12 0 · May 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I have met the author. I like the book. It is not Paleo per say. However if you stay in the most recomended category it is mostly Paleo. A concern for Paleo folks is stay away from the Soy. He indicates Soy is just so-so. He focuses on whole... (more)

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by 1467 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Like many people here I had never heard of Kombucha before going Paleo. Seems like A LOT of people are drinking Kombucha. But I ask... Where is the evidence of its effectiveness? I have searched the web far and wide and all I have found is... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · May 09, 2012 at 11:27 AM

A good place to start is this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=kombucha What's interesting here is that kombucha doesn't seem to excite these researchers. Instead, the Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis) does, and it shows major health... (more)