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This article has got it all wrong...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Things like this are so frustrating.

https://www.eheandme.com/news_articles/549652868?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20130618

Does anyone have any ideas about how we can avoid such ignorance being publicized?

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

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on June 20, 2013
at 02:48 AM

Fair enough, I concede.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 20, 2013
at 12:20 AM

right. there are no studies that look at long term health. So teh article is factually correct. The author also makes some commentary. You have your opinions, I have mine, the author's allowed his/her's...

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on June 19, 2013
at 11:39 PM

meant to say "with a small sample size"

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

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on June 19, 2013
at 11:19 PM

@greymouser & O Siodhachain, thanks.

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

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on June 19, 2013
at 11:00 PM

@CD. I'm not sure that there are any. Perhaps I overstated but there are a couple credible studies showing the health benefits, albeit with small a sample size. For the article to say the diet is unhealthy with an unequivocal no and that there are no credible studies on the diet I think is off base. Will edit.

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on June 19, 2013
at 06:31 PM

There, of course, was a point where 'corn' was just the word for 'grain' in British English.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on June 19, 2013
at 06:23 PM

Amen !

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on June 19, 2013
at 05:52 PM

*And, 4 papers just published on June 3, 2013 in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that human ancestors were consuming grains such as wheat and corn anywhere from 3.9 million to 1.2 million years ago.* Yes, that would be what they said, and incorrect -- but they meant just *wheat*, not wheat and corn.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 19, 2013
at 05:43 PM

Please list the scientific studies that show long term health of the paleo diet?

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

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on June 19, 2013
at 05:15 PM

Just a question unrelated to the post, they mentioned corn being eaten by our ancestors 1.2-3.9m years ago along with grains. Isn't corn native to South America?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 19, 2013
at 04:05 PM

A no name news source, and one of the more balanced articles. What are you complaining about?

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on June 19, 2013
at 06:20 PM

People are going to pick and choose, not follow Cordain, so it's generally helpful. The only part which is woefully wrong is the "meat is bad" slant. Paleo is complimented for avoiding processed foods, then tarred with the bad meat brush. The writer knows paleo isn't about McDonalds and hot dogs, but criticizes it for that anyway. Where's the seafood? Where is nose-to-tail?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on June 19, 2013
at 06:23 PM

Amen !

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7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

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on June 19, 2013
at 05:12 PM

Three things I disagreed with.

  • The fact they want to limit meat based on the assumption that saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for you. Just last month there was yet another study calling for the reevaluation of existing dietary guidelines.

  • The author states there are no credible studies on the diet and that it is unhealthy. Yet there are two that I've read so far showing some health benefits(links below). We also know of hunter gatherer societies who ate this way and showed no signs of chronic disease.

  • That we ate a lot of grains in the Paleolithic. I'm not an expert here but I do know amylase activity is directly related to starch consumption and we don't see any extra copies that far back.

Other than that It was okay, not as harsh as some of the other critiques.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19209185

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00125-007-0716-y

http://thepaleodiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Meat-Paradox-Final.pdf

http://www.staffanlindeberg.com/TheKitavaStudy.html

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on June 19, 2013
at 05:15 PM

Just a question unrelated to the post, they mentioned corn being eaten by our ancestors 1.2-3.9m years ago along with grains. Isn't corn native to South America?

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on June 19, 2013
at 11:39 PM

meant to say "with a small sample size"

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on June 19, 2013
at 05:52 PM

*And, 4 papers just published on June 3, 2013 in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that human ancestors were consuming grains such as wheat and corn anywhere from 3.9 million to 1.2 million years ago.* Yes, that would be what they said, and incorrect -- but they meant just *wheat*, not wheat and corn.

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on June 19, 2013
at 11:00 PM

@CD. I'm not sure that there are any. Perhaps I overstated but there are a couple credible studies showing the health benefits, albeit with small a sample size. For the article to say the diet is unhealthy with an unequivocal no and that there are no credible studies on the diet I think is off base. Will edit.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 20, 2013
at 12:20 AM

right. there are no studies that look at long term health. So teh article is factually correct. The author also makes some commentary. You have your opinions, I have mine, the author's allowed his/her's...

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 19, 2013
at 05:43 PM

Please list the scientific studies that show long term health of the paleo diet?

Medium avatar

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on June 19, 2013
at 06:31 PM

There, of course, was a point where 'corn' was just the word for 'grain' in British English.

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on June 20, 2013
at 02:48 AM

Fair enough, I concede.

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on June 19, 2013
at 11:19 PM

@greymouser & O Siodhachain, thanks.

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