Some have embraced the diet as healthy and reasonable, while others think it is downright harmful. science can give us some answers here, because 5 human studies have been done on the paleo diet so far.
In this article, I take an objective look at each of these studies and their conclusions, then I summarize the findings at the end.
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Weight Loss: The women lost an average of 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs) and had an 8 cm (3.1 inches) reduction in waist circumference.
Liver and Muscle Fat: The fat content of liver and muscle cells are a risk factor for metabolic disease.
Weight Loss: Both groups lost a significant amount of weight, 5 kg (11 lbs) in the paleo group and 3.8 kg (8.4 lbs) in the control group.
However, the difference was not statistically significant between groups.
In this study, the women had an average reduction in liver fat of 49%, but no significant effect on the fat content of muscle cells.
This graph shows how the fat content in liver cells decreased: - In this study, 10 diabetics lived as hunter-gatherers for 7 weeks and had incredible improvements in health.