The paleo diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease via IL-10

Interleukin-10 is a cytokine that tends to limit inflammation and also controls some aspects of our immune systems. Increasing interleukin-10 levels may be healthful.

“Chad Dolan, of the Laboratory of Integrative Psychology at the University of Houston, TX, and colleagues found that healthy adults who swapped from a Western diet to a Paleo diet experienced an increase in interleukin-10 (IL-10) levels, indicating a lower risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease.”

Source: The Paleo diet: Could it reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease? – Medical News Today

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