Is a Paleo diet healthy?

March 23, 2015 2:02 PM

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Is a Paleo diet healthy?

The statistics tell a scary story. More than one-third of U.S. adults—close to 80 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—are obese, and as Americans’ waistlines continue to grow so do rates for chronic health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

But does the path to weight loss and better health lie in eating like our hunter-gatherer ancestors, eschewing grains, dairy products and the other foods of the modern agricultural era in favor of protein, nonstarchy vegetables and healthy fats such as coconut oil?

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