Paleo Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

Not too many folks eat rabbit these days

A review article in American Journal of Medicine looks at various diets that may have influence on development or progression of cardiovascular disease. All I have is the abstract, which mentions the Paleolithic diet. I don’t have access to the full article. If you do, please leave a comment below regarding the authors’ thoughts on the paleo diet. Among the 25 authors, I recognized three names; two of which are committed vegetarians or vegans (Ornish and Barnard). I suspect the article will be anti-meat.


In cardiology clinic visits, the discussion of optimal dietary patterns for prevention and management of cardiovascular disease is usually very limited. Herein, we explore the benefits and risks of various dietary patterns, including intermittent fasting, low carbohydrate, Paleolithic, whole food plant-based diet, and Mediterranean dietary patterns within the context of cardiovascular disease to empower clinicians with the evidence and information they need to maximally benefit their patients.

Reference: Controversial Dietary Patterns: A High Yield Primer for Clinicians.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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