Methodological problems with the test of the Paleo diet by Lamont et al. (2016)

Some studies of the twentieth-century hunter–gatherer diets have found them to be low in carbohydrates and high in fat, relative to the Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines. Although there is a disagreement regarding the carbohydrate content of the ancestral human diet, advocates of Paleolithic diets who hold that high-carbohydrate foods were not frequently eaten by our pre-agricultural ancestors have recommended low-carbohydrate high-fat diets (LCHFDs) as a way to possibly prevent obesity and ameliorate some diseases, including diabetes.

Read Full Letter By N Cofnas (University of Cambridge)