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Author Topic: Ancestral diets may have had more carbs than initially thought  (Read 913 times)

Rita

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"In a new study published in The Quarterly Review of Biology, Dr. Karen Hardy and her team bring together archaeological, anthropological, genetic, physiological and anatomical data to argue that carbohydrate consumption, particularly in the form of starch, was critical for the accelerated expansion of the human brain over the last million years, and coevolved both with copy number variation of the salivary amylase genes and controlled fire use for cooking."

http://press.uchicago.edu/pressReleases/2015/August/150806_qrb_hardy_et_al_paleo_diet.html

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Re: Ancestral diets may have had more carbs than initially thought
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 05:25:28 AM »
Did she not find it necessary to explain HOW she came to these "observations"?? 


Thanks for the link! 

Bob Niland (Boundless)

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Re: Ancestral diets may have had more carbs than initially thought
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 05:57:24 AM »
"... but to maintain normal brain function in individuals adapted to an essentially carbohydrate-free diet there remains an absolute requirement for 3050 g (Institute of Medicine 2006) of dietary glycemic carbohydrate per day ..."

Appears to be a case of one sloppy paper relying on another, both fueled by the same false assumptions.

Jan in Key West

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Re: Ancestral diets may have had more carbs than initially thought
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 11:59:39 AM »
Miki Ben Dor's rebuttal.....

http://www.paleostyle.com/?p=2152

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Re: Ancestral diets may have had more carbs than initially thought
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