The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome: Can an ancient diet be the way of the future?
Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease, especially cardiometabolic syndrome.
Cardiometabolic syndrome has numerous risk factors, including increased waist circumference, elevated blood pressure, elevated triglyceride level, low HDL cholesterol, elevated fasting plasma glucose, chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, and a prothrombotic state. There are numerous adverse health conditions related to metabolic syndrome, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Palaeolithic diet may be associated with lower levels of systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. Palaeolithic nutrition improved risk factors for chronic disease, such as improvements in waist circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and triglyceride, HDL cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose levels.
I ask the following question: can an ancient diet be the way of the future? Time will tell…
McEwen BJ. The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome: Can an ancient diet be the way of the future?, Advances in Integrative Medicine, 2018 Apr, 5(1): 38-40. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212958818300144)
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