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Eat Like A Caveman For A Healthy Heart
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-8-2008 | Kate Devlin

Posted on 05/08/2008 3:48:51 PM PDT by blam

Eat like a caveman for a healthy heart

By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent
Last Updated: 8:28PM BST 08/05/2008

A “caveman diet” of berries, nuts, lean meat and fish could help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, a new study shows.

Scientists found that volunteers who ate the stone age fare for just three weeks had lowered blood pressure and a reduced risk of clots.

They also lost an average of five pounds in weight.

Meat, as long as it is lean, is beneficial

Our early ancestors lived on a diet lacking in cereals, dairy products and refined sugar for centuries before farming developed and some scientists believe that the human body is still best suited to this kind of food.

Volunteers in the trial, run by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, were allowed to eat only foods from a prescribed list, which included fresh or frozen fruit, berries or vegetables, lean meat, unsalted fish, canned tomatoes, lemon or lime juice, spices and coffee or tea without milk or sugar, for three weeks.

All dairy products were banned as well as beans, salt, peanuts, pasta or rice, sausages, alcohol, sugar and fruit juice.

However, participants were allowed up to two potatoes a day.

They were also given some dried fruit, cured meats and a portion of fatty meat as a weekly treat.

After three weeks, the 14 volunteers who completed the study had lost an average of five pounds, the findings, published in the current issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, show.

Systolic blood pressure, the higher of the two readings taken, had fallen by an average of just under 5 per cent, while levels of a clotting agent in the blood, which can cause heart attacks and strokes, dropped by 72 per cent.

Dr Per Wandell, who led the study, said that the research proved that even short term use of the diet had “favourable effects” on the major risk factors for heart disease.

However, he warned that the lack of certain foodstuffs could have other impacts on overall health.

“One negative effect was the decreased intake of calcium (from dairy goods),” he said, “which could be a risk factor for osteoporosis later in life.”

Heart disease is one of the leading killers in Britain. Every year approximately 117,000 deaths in the UK are caused by heart disease, accounting for approximately one in five of all deaths in men and one in six deaths in women.

Previous studies have suggested that the “caveman” diet could offer protection against diabetes.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: caveman; eat; food; freepun; healthy; paleolithicdiet
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1 posted on 05/08/2008 3:48:51 PM PDT by blam
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No alcohol ? Forget it !


2 posted on 05/08/2008 3:50:48 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: blam

they also had many other diseases and very bad teeth.


3 posted on 05/08/2008 3:52:43 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: blam

I had a heart scan a few weeks ago and the counselor said the diet they recommend is the hunter and gatherer diet. Basically the same thing.


4 posted on 05/08/2008 3:52:50 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: blam
Heart disease is one of the leading killers in Britain. Every year approximately 117,000 deaths in the UK are caused by heart disease, accounting for approximately one in five of all deaths in men and one in six deaths in women.

News flash. Those who don't die of heart disease will die of something else.
5 posted on 05/08/2008 3:53:08 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: blam

No Big Mac? Forget it.


6 posted on 05/08/2008 3:53:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: sushiman
First Americans Thrived On Seaweed
7 posted on 05/08/2008 3:53:21 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

If I eat like a caveman do I get to behave like a caveman too?


8 posted on 05/08/2008 3:53:50 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My 1930s Foreign Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Social Policy!)
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To: blam

wasn’t their life expectancy, like, 20 years or something? that many saber toothed tigers gobbling them up?


9 posted on 05/08/2008 3:54:15 PM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: blam
I prefer to eat like these cavemen. Roast duck with the mango salsa.


10 posted on 05/08/2008 3:54:36 PM PDT by infantrywhooah
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To: blam

I thought we were meant to find and eat mastodons.


11 posted on 05/08/2008 3:55:25 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: blam
“One negative effect was the decreased intake of calcium (from dairy goods),” he said, “which could be a risk factor for osteoporosis later in life.”

I call BS....you do NOT need "dairy goods" to have strong bones.....I'm a perfect example.....You DO need Vitamin D and activity....The Dairy Industry must give out money to authors who stick that in their articles.

12 posted on 05/08/2008 3:56:30 PM PDT by goodnesswins (20 is the new 10)
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To: Enchante

Okay. Take that toilet paper and give it to your neighbor you won’t be needing it.


13 posted on 05/08/2008 3:56:31 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men sideof intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: blam
"dude, i'm just living the dream baby!"
14 posted on 05/08/2008 3:56:40 PM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: blam
It's called the paleolithic diet.
15 posted on 05/08/2008 3:56:46 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("Think of it as...an eschatological intrusion." BLAMBLAMBLAMBLAM!! BOOOM!!)
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To: blam
According to John F'n Kerry:

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16 posted on 05/08/2008 3:57:38 PM PDT by infantrywhooah
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To: blam

I don’t have to eat like a caveman— I AM a caveman. At least that’s what my wife says.


17 posted on 05/08/2008 3:58:04 PM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: Enchante
PIf I eat like a caveman do I get to behave like a caveman too?"

Absolutely. If you eat like a caveman you will have sex like a caveman.

18 posted on 05/08/2008 3:59:31 PM PDT by Enterprise ((Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!))
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To: blam

Sadly, the mammoth is extinct, and they won’t let us hunt elephants.

It’s funny that this study used coffee and tea. I didn’t know that Og was a caffeine fiend. Of course, maybe that’s why he was able to run down those mammoths.


19 posted on 05/08/2008 4:00:10 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: blam

Or a scotsman. Lots of oats.


20 posted on 05/08/2008 4:00:21 PM PDT by Southerngl
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To: infantrywhooah

BRILLIANT! WELL DONE!


21 posted on 05/08/2008 4:01:03 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: blam
Eat like a caveman, get a cavewoman.....


22 posted on 05/08/2008 4:03:24 PM PDT by Perdogg (Four years of Carter gave us 29 years of Iran; What will Hilabama give us?)
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To: blam

But if I eat according to this diet will I get the body hair and one eyebrow look....

Is this before or after the discovery of fire? Guess it doesn’t matter cuz I like mine “rare”.


23 posted on 05/08/2008 4:03:32 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: blam

allowed to eat only foods from a prescribed list, which included ....................................................., canned tomatoes,


24 posted on 05/08/2008 4:03:42 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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To: blam

Real men eat the three B’s. Bourbon, bread and beer.


25 posted on 05/08/2008 4:04:45 PM PDT by jetson
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To: peggybac

How close is it to the Atkins diet?


26 posted on 05/08/2008 4:07:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Andy'smom; bradactor; politicalwit; Spunky; mplsconservative; boadecelia; freeangel; ...
**FREEPER KITCHEN PING**

No one-- and I mean NO ONE is allowed to take away my cheese.

27 posted on 05/08/2008 4:09:42 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: crazyhorse691
I meant to comment on my prior post about the availability of canned tomatoes at the local caveman's grocery store, but, my wifes version of a saber toothed tiger(6 wk. old kitten)climbed up my back with all them needles out and I lost my way...think I will grab some alcohol for some internal first aid.
28 posted on 05/08/2008 4:09:55 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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To: blam

Big deal. What good did it do them really, they are all dead.


29 posted on 05/08/2008 4:10:04 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: blam

Old news to some of us, but I guess the research is finally catching up to the theory.


30 posted on 05/08/2008 4:13:51 PM PDT by Paradox (Politics: The art of convincing the populace that your delusions are superior to others.)
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To: peggybac

I have used that method for years.


31 posted on 05/08/2008 4:17:57 PM PDT by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: dalebert
they also had many other diseases and very bad teeth.

Actually their teeth were usually in good condition, due to the lack of sugar in their diet. But they had gum disease because dental hygiene was virtually non-existant.
32 posted on 05/08/2008 4:19:18 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: goodnesswins

All I know is whatever dairy has in it is something I need. No dairy or no meat makes me cranky. I have to have both.


33 posted on 05/08/2008 4:20:39 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Bobkk47

thanks for the info.


34 posted on 05/08/2008 4:26:59 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: HungarianGypsy

I know I’m much healthier for MARRYING a Caveman. Does that count? LOL!


35 posted on 05/08/2008 4:35:50 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: blam
Meat, as long as it is lean, is beneficial

Ladies, discuss amongst yourselves.

36 posted on 05/08/2008 4:44:21 PM PDT by Paul Heinzman (Out of chaos comes comedy.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Volunteers in the trial, run by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, were allowed to eat only foods from a prescribed list, which included fresh or frozen fruit, berries or vegetables, lean meat, unsalted fish, canned tomatoes, lemon or lime juice, spices and coffee or tea without milk or sugar, for three weeks.

What kind of Swedish study is this? No Lutefisk?

37 posted on 05/08/2008 4:49:46 PM PDT by Paul Heinzman (Out of chaos comes comedy.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Well...I DO believe in individual differences....I must have come from the area of the world where dairy was never available....but, mostly I’m talking about MILK, not cheese....LOL.


38 posted on 05/08/2008 4:50:28 PM PDT by goodnesswins (20 is the new 10)
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To: blam

I would think much of the benefit of the real caveman diet came from actively hunting the food.


39 posted on 05/08/2008 4:54:17 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: thefactor
wasn’t their life expectancy, like, 20 years or something? that many saber toothed tigers gobbling them up?

I think it was closer to 40. No medicine, remember.
40 posted on 05/08/2008 4:55:52 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: blam
Just more justification for the life of paleolithic squalor envisioned for the surviving masses by our dirt-worshipping uber-environmentalist overlord wannabes?

Gaia would be pleased...

(/sarc (8^D) )

41 posted on 05/08/2008 5:04:37 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: blam

On this diet, I would lose 5 pounds in 3 days.

Are they nuts?


42 posted on 05/08/2008 5:21:46 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: mysterio

oh yeah. and if you broke a leg forget about it! you were tiger food.


43 posted on 05/08/2008 5:28:16 PM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: aruanan; Cindy
News flash. Those who don't die of heart disease will die of something else.

It's worse than you think.....

So far almost every human who has consumed Dihydrogen monoxide has died. The governments won't tell us about it, and the CDC is quiet on the subject, but more and more of us are realizing the risk, and making a plan.

44 posted on 05/08/2008 5:32:07 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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On this diet, I would lose 5 pounds in 3 days.

Water! As many diets as I've been own I lost enough water to fill the Hoover Dam reservoir. I keep my water now, I'm gonna give it to the Freemen when I die.

45 posted on 05/08/2008 5:57:28 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: processing please hold

LOL!

See the link at #44.
It must be controlled, only until it can be banned.

;-)


46 posted on 05/08/2008 6:00:43 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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They sound like wackos.

excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte

I sweat excessively! I urinate! I'm bloated! Oh Noooooo, I have it.

Or else it could be. The change made me sweat excessively. I urinate because I'm hydrated - what goes in must come out. My bloated feeling could be because we just finished eating supper not to long ago and I ate like a pig-as usual.

47 posted on 05/08/2008 6:10:50 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: processing please hold

That should have been Freman, not freemen.


48 posted on 05/08/2008 6:15:07 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: blam

The lean meat part is wrong. Whenever an aboriginal gets a chance, he goes for the fattiest protein - especially liver!


49 posted on 05/08/2008 7:09:46 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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You must geve me BEEF!
poweredbysatan.com

50 posted on 05/08/2008 7:25:21 PM PDT by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
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