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by 2626 · about 10 hours ago

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 3742 · about 10 hours ago

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 233 · about 10 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 10 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 10 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 416 · about 10 hours ago

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 · about 10 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 10 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 5828 · about 10 hours ago

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 · about 10 hours ago

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 1467 · about 11 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 11 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 5509 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 943 · about 11 hours ago

The research below makes the claim that the quality of the HDL would depend on levels of serum amyloid A, which in the case of the subjects of the study were high. The presence of this molecule in quantity was then correlated to the overall... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · May 17, 2012 at 3:05 AM

You might want to consider this new article: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2960312-2/fulltext (more)

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by 5531 · about 11 hours ago

Just curious to see what kind of numbers we can get with a question like this. Comparing different Hacker's time devotion to nutrition to the time spent by doctors who actually give nutrition advice will be pretty interesting me thinks. I'm... (more)

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Nutritionator 0 · November 09, 2011 at 2:30 AM

Since this past April, so, 7 months, I figure I've averaged about 4 hours a day spent on blogs and podcasts to supply my hungry mind with brain bacon. Unemployment has its benefits. 30 days a month, 4 hours a day is 840 hours spent over the past 7... (more)

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by 1720 · about 11 hours ago

I want to see testimonials, as well as studies if possible.

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Jeff__1 0 · October 12, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I think you're on it! I don't think there's a better resource for the combination of both personal testimonials and links to research papers

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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 11 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 11 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 100 · about 11 hours ago

My uncle suffered a heart attack a few days ago. He is in his 50's and is recovering nicely, thankfully. From what I've seen my aunt and uncle aren't big health nuts, and I'm sure the heart attack will bring many changes in their diet. I'd like to... (more)

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mari 0 · August 11, 2011 at 7:08 PM

I'm not sure of any studies about post heart-attack, sorry. However, I would give your Uncle some reading to do. I'd send him Kurt Harris' blog Archevore, particularly for the discussion on different types of fats, a great introduction to paleo,... (more)

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by 2319 · about 11 hours ago

"We are a group of biologists and science communicators from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and we want to know what lives on us." They have sampling events, if you're interested: Intestinal... (more)

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by 1689 · about 11 hours ago

Is it feasible for the paleo-community to directly fund real, legitimate and useful scientific studies regarding nutrition/health? What kind of studies might provide the best bang for the buck? How much value might we expect to get from such... (more)

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miked_2 0 · June 08, 2011 at 4:29 AM

Well here's an estimate on the cost to run the absolute simplest, cheapest study. Anything more will cost a lot more (and would give you better results, hopefully). The cheapest study will be done at a university where the professor is on board.... (more)

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by 1012 · about 11 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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