Chapter 5. Risks with the Palaeolithic Diet

  1. Staffan Lindeberg MD, PhD Associate Professor

Published Online: 13 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317176.ch5

Food and Western Disease: Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective

Food and Western Disease: Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective

How to Cite

Lindeberg, S. (2009) Risks with the Palaeolithic Diet, in Food and Western Disease: Health and Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317176.ch5

Author Information

  1. Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, Sankt Lars Primary Health Care Centre, 22185 Lund, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197717

Online ISBN: 9781444317176

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Keywords:

  • risks with Palaeolithic diet;
  • genetic haemochromatosis - hereditary disease, resulting in increased iron absorption;
  • iodine deficiency - evolutionary adaptations to past diets, being iodine;
  • milder forms of iodine deficiency with goitre;
  • human requirements for iodine - increased by dietary factors;
  • exaggerated drug effects;
  • hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure);
  • warfarin-induced bleeding - switching to Palaeolithic diet during warfarin treatment;
  • dietary changes within framework of normal Western dietary habits

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Haemochromatosis

  • Iodine deficiency

  • Exaggerated drug effects