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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, M.S.
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.
Q&A: Are Sprouted Legumes Paleo?
Are sprouted legumes considered Paleo? What about sprouted grains? Are they healthier if you're an athlete?
By Maelán Fontes, M.S.
Q&A: Are Saturated Fats Good For You?
Are there healthy saturated fats like in sweet potatoes or yams?
By Maelán Fontes, M.S.
Q&A: Addressing The China Study
There's been a long-standing debate between the Paleo Diet and the China Study. We address some of the concerns and questions.
By Maelán Fontes, M.S.
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