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by 4393 · about 19 hours ago

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 233 · about 19 hours ago

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 134 · about 19 hours ago

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 270 · about 19 hours ago

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 15400 · about 19 hours ago

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 213 · about 19 hours ago

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 796 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 20 hours ago

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 1467 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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by 3280 · about 20 hours ago

For just about any google search on a wide array of health topics, livestrong.com is in the top 10. Are they such an awesome source for health info that Mr. Google thinks they are that authoritative? If Mr. Google regards them as 'the'... (more)

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ed_11 0 · April 27, 2012 at 3:01 PM

No. Live strong is owned by Demand Media. Demand Media owns content farms. They are web sites with low quality articles which are written specically to do well in Google searches. They then sell advertising. eHow is another prominent one.

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by 1489 · about 20 hours ago

It is obvious by the fact that we are all on such a forum that people here like to get their geek on and thoroughly research things that interest them in the realm of health/nutrition/fitness. But what is your favourite topic to scour the internet... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · April 24, 2012 at 6:57 AM

When I'm bored: StumbleUpon, searching "nutrition" or "health." Lectures on YouTube. When I'm curious: Paleo/health blogs (Mark's Daily Apple, The Daily Lipid, Perfect Health Diet, etc.). Then checking to see what other Paleo/health blogs have... (more)

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by 5509 · about 20 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Recent Longitudinal Study: Red Meat and Higher Mortality I love seafood and eggs but I'm still a little scared of red meat. What do you guys think of this... (more)

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Alex 0 · March 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM

This has already been discussed here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/104557/recent-longitudinal-study-red-meat-and-higher-mortality (more)

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by 419 · about 20 hours ago

Hi Paleo People! just wondering if anyone grew up as a vegetarian and if they are facing any symptoms today becasue of it?? ...or if anyone knows of any reasearch/studies that examines the 'vegetarian-raised' person's health (physical and... (more)

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Marie 0 · March 02, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Yep...and I can remember symptoms as early as 9...which is about the same time the US went on the low fat high carb craze. My GI was destroyed by the time I was 30 despite eating a "perfect" diet according to all the MDs I saw. They just threw... (more)

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by 40 · about 20 hours ago

I have some scientist friends complaining about how "anecdotal" all this paleo stuff is. I'm looking for the Top 5 most persuasive, well researched papers out there. I'm sick of nit picking with these guys over email. I just want to go "blam"... (more)

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Stabby 0 · February 07, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Well there are the clinical trials, which can be found by searching "paleolithic diet" in pubmed; they're generally positive. They're on the "orthodox" view of the paleo diet espoused by the first wave of paleo advocates. It's generally low in fat... (more)

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by 88 · about 20 hours ago

Hey guys, I need your help. My dad's cancer has reemerged once again, it's been many times now, I've lost count. I've tried in the past to get him to change his diet which is woefully high in carbohydrates from grains and such to a ketogenic... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · January 10, 2012 at 6:21 AM

I wonder if he'd read Perfect Health Diet? It's very well researched with footnotes galore. It's written by scientists, and talks about a ketogenic version for a host of ailments, including cancer. I also think that although it's written to be... (more)

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Ratiocinative 0 · October 12, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Livestrong.com is a content farm: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_farm Basically, content farms are all about hiring freelance writers who can write articles that will rank higher on search result pages, thus making it more likely someone... (more)

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by 892 · about 20 hours ago

I'm a college student, embarking on my senior thesis. I'm wondering if any of you have any recommendations about possible topics to pursue in agricultural economics, perhaps with a focus on sustainability or organic farming. Who knows--I might... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · October 31, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I'm a doctorate student in Agricultural and Applied Economics with an emphasis in environmental economics and sustainable agriculture. Start reading the scientific journals that specifically target your interests in sustainable agriculture like... (more)

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by 1402 · about 20 hours ago

Does anyone else feel like there are very few legitimate studies on nutrition? And I'm not talking about poorly designed studies, I'm referring to the idea of people that live in our society having a "controlled" diet. I am in contact with... (more)

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free3337 0 · August 24, 2011 at 5:57 AM

Why don't we do nutrition studies on prison inmates? regardless of moral issues, generally speaking, effective nutritional research is not done (much) because it is not a priority for the primary funders of science. (more)

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by 2028 · about 20 hours ago

There have been small successes here and there. GCBC summarizes various studies that show red meat and/or saturated fat don't increase the risk of certain diseases, fiber doesn't reduce the risk of colon cancer, etc. None of those results have... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · July 24, 2011 at 12:02 PM

First part of the question: Really good, well-structured study would take decades to execute. Second part of your question: Humans are more influenced by persuasive marketing, not good research. Sad, but true.

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by 1012 · about 21 hours ago

My wife and I started Paleo recently (2-3 months ago). In that time, I've spent a lot of time reading and learning about metabolism, hormone pathways, good and bad science, the practicalities of paleo, and all the rest in between. I'm very much... (more)

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Zooko 0 · May 22, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Hi, uep. I normally like to research answers before posting but it sounds like this is time-sensitive so I'm going to tell you what I think off the top of my head and then get back to you with more information later. 1) Could a recent change... (more)

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by 20787 · about 21 hours ago

Does anyone understand the reasoning behind this study? http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/ap/us_med_stroke_younger_victims Maybe there is a better link to the raw data somewhere. It says that stroke is rising in the younger age groups but dropping... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 10, 2011 at 7:16 AM

I am not sure I understand why it would be dropping in the older population. They say it is because... There is no indication in the article that the researchers tried to explain why these facts occured. It appears to be a purely empirical... (more)

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by 20787 · about 21 hours ago

I have no problem with the concept that excessive fructose intake is probably bad for you and that those with blood sugar problems need to avoid fructose, glucose, starch, etc. But is there any evidence that moderate fructose consumption by a... (more)

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Anna 0 · January 17, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Check out Kurt Harris' new Jimmy Moore interview; he talks briefly about this, saying that HEALTHY humans are meant to be able to deal with a certain amount of fructose. He gives an off-hand amount of sugar that a healthy adult might be able to... (more)

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by 20787 · about 21 hours ago

What evidence do we have that fluoride is good for teeth in any way? Is there anything besides epidemiological studies? Do these studies include all data points so they were accurate across all populations? Or were only a few locations used in... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · December 02, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Dr. John Sorrentino DDS just began a blog and he just led with this very topic. Take a peek. http://www.sorrentinodental.com/Blog.html?entry=the-inflammatory-model-of-tooth (more)

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by 20787 · about 21 hours ago

I found this new study correlating malignant melanoma with tanning beds: http://www.suntanningedu.com/Weinstock_study_2010.pdf Some involved with paleo have suggested tanning beds might be a 'better than nothing' substitute for the sun when it... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · July 17, 2010 at 1:59 PM

It's complex but I would say yes. It is very hard to prove as you can't deliberately try to give people cancer by putting them on sunbeds a lot. People also vary individually a great deal in their risk from ultraviolet light. I wouldn't expect... (more)

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by 7063 · about 21 hours ago

This may sound crazy, but if I wanted to take a 'field trip' to visit a hunter/gatherer tribe practicing their lifestyle somewhere in the world, where would be the most appropriate place to go? In your opinion, do you think this kind of trip is... (more)

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Polat 0 · May 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM

I strongly suggest you buy a series of documentary called Tribes, filmed by Bruce Parry who visited many tribes all over the world and lived with them for a while. Most of these tribes are hunter gatherers. You may learn a lot about their lives... (more)

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