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Would a paleo diet help Greg Oden?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 22, 2012 at 3:31 AM

"Facing his third microfracture surgery, Greg Oden has a big decision on his hands"

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I also wondered if a paleo diet would have helped Yao Ming with his foot problems.

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on March 07, 2012
at 11:23 PM

I know Andre Agassi said he lived off Snickers candy bars when he was playing outside the US in tournaments early in his career.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Honestly, I doubt it.

The amount of stress these athletes put on their bodies cannot be reciprocated by any diet.

And it's not very likely that he got to be a world class athlete (development, athleticism, etc.) in a malnourished state or any other condition that would be drastically optimized by a paleo diet.

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on March 07, 2012
at 04:33 AM

Nope. At that level, it's mostly genetics. Hell, look at Brett Farve. Arguably the most durable athlete ever, No special diet except beer and opiates. Many, if not most pro athletes eat poorly, especially by paleo standards. Hell, Lamar Odom(I think) played in the NBA living mostly on candy for a while- he even had a personal shopper for it.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on March 07, 2012
at 11:23 PM

I know Andre Agassi said he lived off Snickers candy bars when he was playing outside the US in tournaments early in his career.

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