The Paleo diet: Could it Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

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“Chad Dolan, of the Laboratory of Integrative Psychology at the University of Houston, TX, and colleagues found that healthy adults who swapped from a Western diet to a Paleo diet experienced an increase in interleukin-10 (IL-10) levels, indicating a lower risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease.”

“The researchers recently reported their preliminary findings at theAmerican Physiological Society’s Inflammation, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease Conference in Westminster, CO. The Paleo diet is based on foods believed to have been consumed by our hunter-gatherer ancestors, including fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, fish, lean meats, and plant-based oils – such as olive oil. Processed foods, dairy products, potatoes, salt, refined sugar, grains, and legumes should be avoided, as should coffee and alcohol.”

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