If you clicked this article then I’m going to go ahead and assume that you already know what the ‘Paleo Diet’ is, and I’ll also assume that you know the Paleo Diet is synonymous with CrossFit. I mention CrossFit here because people who participate in CrossFit are like climate change deniers when it comes to recognizing how dangerous CrossFit is, and how CrossFit almost always leads to injury. These same brainwashed CrossFit devotees who won’t admit CrossFit gets athletes hurt are the same people who will likely refuse to believe the findings of a new study from the University of Melbourne that has found the Paleo Diet actually leads to weight gain.
A new study of the trendy Paleo diet shows that the low-carb, high-fat regimen of meat, fish, eggs, nuts, veggies, fruits and oils caused mice to get fatter and develop new health risks.
“There is a very important public health message here,” said researcher Sof Andrikopoulos, who is also president of the Australian Diabetes Society. “You need to be very careful with fad diets. Always seek professional advice for weight management and always aim for diets backed by evidence.”
Researchers at the University of Melbourne, concerned about the potential ill-effects of the Paleo diet on sedentary, pre-diabetic and overweight patients, conducted the tests on two groups of overweight mice.
One group was fed the low-carb, high-fat diet. The other group of mice was fed their usual food.
Within eight weeks, mice on the Paleo grub gained 15% of their body weight. In a 200-pound person on the diet, that would translate to gaining 30 pounds in just two months.
The mice fed the Paleo diet also developed increased glucose intolerance, which could lead to diabetes.
I have to say that I’m pretty fucking sick and tired of people not acknowledging scientific studies, and instead assuming the fourteen minutes of research they did on the Internet is sufficient. Sure, this study is using mice instead of human beings, but it’s still sound research, which is a fuck ton better than some Paleo blogger using anecdotal evidence about how shredded they got from the Paleo Diet when in reality their results were entirely due to a spike in exercise.
Anyways, I’m sure that supporters of the Paleo Diet (brainwashed CrossFit fanatics) will find a way to poo poo all over this study for no good reason. Instead of actually running counter studies they’ll just dismiss this one as if it never happened, and they’ll also inch closer and closer to diabetes (as the study suggests).