Because of the limits of nutritional science where they can't run long randomized experiments on people. The theoretical case for paleo is excellent.

It might be true if the so-called paleo diets resembled actual old diets. But they don't. Even in paleolithic times human diets varied by region. And many of the crops included in paleo diets didn't exist in the cultivars and forms they exist in now. See for example this talk.

1MrMind5yCould you provide some solid evidence? I've never found something that didn't crumble at the first investigation.

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