A May, 2010, press release from University of California San Francisco outlines the university’s research into use of the Paleolithic diet (aka Stone Age or caveman diet) for people with type 2 diabetes. From the press release:
The initial research findings are striking. Without losing weight, participants in a preliminary study improved blood sugar control, blood pressure control and blood vessel elasticity. They lowered levels of blood fats such as cholesterol. And most amazingly, participants achieved these results in less than three weeks — simply by switching to a Paleolithic diet.
The lead researchers are nephrologist Lynda Frassetto and endocrinologist Umesh Masharani. Frassetto and team had previously looked at metabolic improvements linked to the paleo diet.
We await publication of their current findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. C’mon people, it’s 2012 already. In the meantime, I prefer the Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet.