Author: Fiza Pirani
The Paleolithic diet, also known as the caveman regimen, is touted for improving gut health. But those who follow the Paleo diet may have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker closely associated with heart disease.
That’s according to a study recently published in the European Journal of Nutrition, for which Edith Cowan University researchers compared 44 people on the Paleo diet with 47 others following a more traditional Australian diet and measured the amount of trimethylamine-n-oxide (TMAO) in their blood.
According to ECU, high levels of the gut-produced compound are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
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