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Stone Age answer to diabetes.

Byline: By MIRROR REPORTER

DIABETES could be avoided if people ate a "Stone Age" diet, a study has suggested.

Swedish scientists found that patients with poor glucose control greatly improved their ability to handle sugar after switching to prehistoric eating habits.

Dr Staffan Lindeberg from Lund University said: "If you want to prevent or treat diabetes type 2, it may be more efficient to avoid some of our modern foods than to count calories or carbohydrates."

The "Palaeolithic" diet given to volunteers was similar to what humans ate 70,000 years ago when man fed off the land as hunter gatherer.

Diets then consisted of lean meat, fish, fruit, root vegetables and nuts.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 2, 2007
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