Caution urged for Paleo diet in diabetes

There is no long-term evidence showing the benefits of a Paleolithic diet for people living with type 2 diabetes, an Australian diabetes researcher warns.

Associate Professor Sof Andrikopoulos from the University of Melbourne says trials analysing the diet’s long-term efficacy in diabetes are few and far between.

One study on healthy, normal-weight people put on the Paleo diet for 10 days showed reduced plasma lipid levels and blood pressure compared with usual