Don't get me wrong in any way, I am not a proponent of the Paleo diet, and have been a vegan for many years. However, I was reading your latest Newsletter
, and it states the following:
By nature, the Paleo Diet is based on artery-clogging saturated fats and cholesterol, and bone-damaging, acidic proteins from animal foods. Respected researchers find that those modern-day hunter-gather populations who base their diets on meat, such as the Inuits (Eskimos), suffer from heart disease and other forms of atherosclerosis, and those modern-day hunter-gathers who base their diets on plant foods (starches) are free of these diseases. Osteoporosis, from their high animal food-based diets, is also epidemic among meat and fish consuming hunter-gathers, specifically the Inuits.
There is a link to a study titled "The atherogenic potential of dietary carbohydrate."
It cites this as a justification of the claim made above. However, upon reading what I can of the study (which is not the entire study and maybe that is where clarification is needed), it actually says,
CONCLUSION: High-carbohydrate diets, particularly in the form of high-glycemic index carbohydrate, have the ability to directly induce atherosclerosis. Based on anthropologic facts, the reason for these dietary-induced, insulin-mediated, atherogenic metabolic perturbations are suggested to be an insufficient adaptation to starch and sugars during human evolution. Restriction of insulinogenic food (starch and sugars) may help to prevent the development of atherosclerosis, one of the most common and costliest human diseases.
*Emphasis added by me.
Can anyone please clarify why this study was used as a defence of a starch based diet being healthy? Was it an error in the link? Can you provide the correct on if this is the case. I am very confused.