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Maelán Fontes is a researcher and Ph.D. student at the Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, Sweden. He holds a degree in physical therapy from University of La Laguna (Canary Islands-Spain) and a mater’s degree in Human Nutrition and Food Quality from University of Balearic Islands (Spain). His research interests are the role of food in western diseases from an evolutionary perspective, with special focus on the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

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Better Resting Leptin Levels in Diabetics on a Paleo Diet
Learn how the paleo diet can help those with diabetes. Browse The Paleo Diet® website for paleo diet information, paleo recipes & meal plans today!
By Maelán Fontes
Discordance between our healthy phenotype and modern phenotype
Exercise, sleep, sun exposure and diet are genetically determined. Despite genetic changes the human genome is comprised of genes selected in the Paleo era.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Do we need to eat cereal grains in a modern world?
Learn how to find a happy medium with The Paleo Diet®. Visit our website for Paleo Diet news, articles & recipes. Browse our Paleo recipes online!
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Are Sprouted Legumes Paleo?
Are sprouted legumes considered paleo? Learn more in this blog!
By Maelán Fontes
A reader asks about saturated fats and sweet potatoes
I wanted to ask you why it is that you discourage saturated fats in the paleo...
By Maelán Fontes
Are saturated fats good for you?
Are saturated fats bad & can you eat them on the paleo diet? Learn more in this blog! The Paleo Diet® offers paleo eating tips, paleo recipes & more.
By Maelán Fontes
Paleo Leadership
Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

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Dr. Mark Smith

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Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

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Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

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