Tuesday, June 14, 2011

US News “Best” Diets: The Paleo Diet Misinformation

Many of you may have already heard of or read the US News piece published last week, I'd just like to pass on a very in-depth rebuttal to that piece written by Dr. Loren Cordain, Maelán Fontes Villalba and Pedro Carrera Bastos. Their response on the subject is copied in its entirety below per Robb Wolf's request to pass it on. I'd also like to add that if you go to the link below and look over the US News rankings you will notice something a little off... the diets ranked highest aren't the ones that the majority of people think actually work!!! In fact, if you go by the "Did this diet work for you?" ratings the Paleo Diet is by far the best! I'm not sure how unbiased these ratings are either (are ip addresses logged so multiple votes don't count, etc...), but nonetheless it is interesting that the "worst" rated diet has the highest success rate among site visitors.