Paleo beats low-fat for obesity-related disease

Obese, older women who stick to a paleolithic-type diet appear to be better protected against type 2 diabetes than women on a low-fat diet.

A two-year study of 70 obese, postmenopausal women with normal blood sugar levels shows that despite similar weight loss, those randomised to the paleo diet had improved metabolic markers for lower insulin resistance.

This could mean the paleo diet has long-term

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