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Paleo vs Heart Healthy diet

In a recent (June 2015) study from Eastern Michigan University the Paleo diet came out on top once again. This was not against a junk food eating control group, which is normally used to test new diets, rather the control group were using a heart-healthy diet based on the recommendations of the American Heart Association.

Subjects

Non diabetic volunteers with high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia).

 

Tested diets

–          Grain-free Paleolithic diet

–          Grain-based “heart-healthy” diet based on American Heart Association

 

Outcome

Four months of the Paleo diet significantly lowered total cholesterol, LDL (“bad” cholesterol), and triglycerides and increased HDL (“good” cholesterol) relative to both baseline and the traditional grain based heart-healthy diet.

 

Paleolithic nutrition improves plasma lipid concentrations of hypercholesterolemic adults to a greater extent than traditional heart-healthy dietary recommendations. Nutr Res. 2015 Jun.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26003334