Proponents of the Paleo diet argue that humans have not had time to adjust to carbohydrates, since the advent of agriculture. But scientists say a meat-heavy Paleo diet may knock several years of lifespan. Photo: Shutterstock

Paleo fail: meat-heavy low-carbohydrate diets can shorten lifespan, researchers say

Middle-aged people who get half their calories from carbohydrates live several years longer than those on Paleo-type diets

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Proponents of the Paleo diet argue that humans have not had time to adjust to carbohydrates, since the advent of agriculture. But scientists say a meat-heavy Paleo diet may knock several years of lifespan. Photo: Shutterstock
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