Paleo diet may increase the risk of heart disease: study
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): People who follow the Paleo diet have found twice the amount of a bio-marker of key blood that is closely linked to heart diseases, suggests a study. The study was published at the European Nutrition Journal & # 39; Examined the impact of the diet on the gut bacteria.
Researchers compared 44 people on the diet with 47 more traditional Australian diets. They measured the amount of trimethylamine-N-oxide (Tmao) in the participants' blood.
High levels of Tmao, an organic compound produced in the intestine, are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. The controversial Paleo (or "caveman") diet advocates eat meat, vegetables, nuts and limited fruits, and exclude grains, legumes, dairy, salt, refined sugars and processed oils.
Dr. Angela Genony, the chief researcher said that with the growing popularity of the diet, it is important to understand the influence that it can have on universal health, saying that the reason why TMAO was so elevated in people On the Paleo diet was