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Digging into Paleo: Ancestral diets for glucose control

The early evidence isn't conclusive but looks promising. More evidence, especially from studies that strictly control for caloric intake, would be useful.

Study under review: The Effect of the Paleolithic Diet vs. Healthy Diets on Glucose and Insulin Homeostasis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

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The authors of this study wanted to investigate the scientific literature and assess whether a Paleolithic diet offered any improvements over other diets commonly perceived as healthy for outcomes related to glucose and insulin homeostasis.

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