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What is a paleo "outlier"?

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Created May 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

The term "outlier" keeps coming up in paleo research discussions. I know what an outlier is, by definition, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlier, but what does it mean in the context of paleo, a movement, by the admission of those who identify as "paleo," is so diverse in ideology and habit?

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I think this is what it must be.

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Soo, poetic! Love this.

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on May 12, 2012
at 01:14 AM

As does a little bit of subcutaneous fat. Did I mention the wine? There's wine.

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on May 12, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Could you cite an example of where the term "outlier" would be used in a discussion of Paleo?

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at 01:36 AM

I'm guessing you might mean it like "paradoxical responder." Is that right? For example, someone whose health gets worse on Paleo for some inexplicable reason? Seems like there's always that one person whose body's just a little wacky and does the opposite of what you would expect from an intervention, be it a dietary change, a medication, or something else.

Not sure if that's what you're referring to, though.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on May 12, 2012
at 01:49 AM

I think this is what it must be.

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Perhaps us heathen rice & cheese- eaters lie in the shadows, awaiting those of you that choose to step away from the bonfire... the liberation of excommunication awaits in the distant moor.

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on May 12, 2012
at 01:14 AM

As does a little bit of subcutaneous fat. Did I mention the wine? There's wine.

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on May 12, 2012
at 01:39 AM

Soo, poetic! Love this.

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