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Should we eat like our cave-dwelling ancestors? Proponents of the paleo diet seem to think so. We decided to take a closer look at this popular diet in order to determine whether or not it is actually good for your health.
 
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Up until about 20,000 years ago, all humans existed on foods derived almost entirely from hunting and gathering. Over the last 20,000 years, hunting and gathering has largely given way to farming and increasingly various forms of food processing that has drastically altered the diet of most people worldwide....
 
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For many years, standard nutritional advice has been to eat a variety of foods from several different food groups. The rationale for recommending a variety of foods from the different food groups has been to assure a nutritionally balanced diet. In this century we have seen a dramatic drop in nutritional deficiency diseases like pellagra, ... Variety is the Key to Weight Control
 
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The media has touted a recent spate of small studies comparing an Atkins-style ketogenic diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol to a more conventional diet as proof such a diet has little or no adverse effect on blood lipids or the risk of atherosclerosis. If a diet high...
 
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A recent review article examined the likely impact of some of the more popular weight reducing diets on serum cholesterol. This study used a computer diet analysis of typical 7 day meal plans from Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, Protein Power, Sugar Busters, the Zone Diet, the Pritikin Diet,...