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Nils Wierup

Nils Wierup

Senior lecturer

Nils Wierup

A Paleolithic diet confers higher insulin sensitivity, lower C-reactive protein and lower blood pressure than a cereal-based diet in domestic pigs.

Author

  • Tommy Jönsson
  • Bo Ahrén
  • Giovanni Pacini
  • Frank Sundler
  • Nils Wierup
  • Stig Steen
  • Trygve Sjöberg
  • Martin Ugander
  • Johan Frostegård
  • Leif Göransson
  • Staffan Lindeberg

Summary, in English

A Paleolithic diet has been suggested to be more in concordance with human evolutionary legacy than a cereal based diet. This might explain the lower incidence among hunter-gatherers of diseases of affluence such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to experimentally study the long-term effect of a Paleolithic diet on risk factors for these diseases in domestic pigs. We examined glucose tolerance, post-challenge insulin response, plasma C-reactive protein and blood pressure after 15 months on Paleolithic diet in comparison with a cereal based swine feed.

Department/s

  • Family Medicine, Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Lifestyle
  • Medicine, Lund
  • Department of Experimental Medical Science
  • Neuroendocrine Cell Biology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Clinical Physiology (Lund)

Publishing year

2006

Language

English

Publication/Series

Nutrition & Metabolism

Volume

3

Issue

Article nr. 39

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

BioMed Central (BMC)

Topic

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Status

Published

Research group

  • Family Medicine, Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Lifestyle
  • Neuroendocrine Cell Biology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1743-7075