Paleo diet ignores basic evolutionary biology: ‘We can eat foods our hunter-gatherer ancestors could not’

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Paleo diet ignores basic evolutionary biology: ‘We can eat foods our hunter-gatherer ancestors could not’

Post by Guest on Thu May 14, 2015 3:56 pm

Scientists are speaking out against the paleo diet – saying the fad is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how evolution works. Marlene Zuk, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Minnesota, will present her findings Thursday at a dieticians conference in Australia. “The Paleo diet is based on the idea that human genetics have not changed or evolved over the past 10,000 years, since the time before the use of agriculture,” Zuk said. “Plenty of evidence exists that our genes have changed over the last few thousand years, and these changes mean we can eat foods our hunter-gatherer ancestors could not,” she added. “The ability to digest milk is an example of this.”


http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/paleo-diet-ignores-basic-evolutionary-biology-we-can-eat-foods-our-hunter-gatherer-ancestors-could-not/

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Post by nicko on Thu May 14, 2015 4:00 pm

I fancy an Mammoth sandwich.
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