The Long Term Effects Of A Palaeolithic Type Diet Essay

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In the study of the Long-term effects of a Palaeolithic-type diet in obese postmenopausal women: a two-year randomized trial, two groups of postmenopausal women were subjected to two different diets. One diet was the Palaeolithic diet (PD), and the other was the Nordic Nutrition Recommendation (NNR) diet. The goal of the article was to present the data collected from a long term study showing the effects of a high protein diet versus a low-fat, high fiber diet in obese postmenopausal women. The data collected showed the effects of the two types of diets on anthropometric measurements and metabolic balance in and between the two groups of women. Anthropometric measurements included sagittal diameter, total body composition, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and blood samples to be analyzed.
The study hypothesized that the PD would have a greater beneficial effect on anthropometric measurements and metabolic balance than would the NNR diet because of its characteristically high protein intake and high beneficial fat intake like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (MUFA and PUFA respectively). In menopausal women, an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) results from fat redistributing from outer to inner stores. A diet high in protein, like the PD diet, is said to reduce body fat and decrease blood pressure when compared to a diet high in carbohydrates like the NNR diet. Increased consumption of MUFAs and PUFAs are also suggested to…

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