Is The Paleo Diet Really Healthy?

Is The Paleo Diet Really Healthy?
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Q: "I've heard mixed reviews about the Paleo Diet. What gives?"

A: No wonder you're confused. One day we're hearing that the Paleo plan, aka the caveman diet, tied for last place in US News and World Report's ranking of 29 diets; the next, we're told it rated second best in Consumer Reports' survey of 9,000-plus readers. The former was based on health-expert-panel input; the latter, personal experiences. Amid the frenzy, Paleo took first prize as most online-searched diet in the first days of 2013, reports Experian Marketing Services. Who—and what—is a guy to believe?

To read on and learn more about the Paleo Diet, check out our slideshow above.

MF EXPERTS: Stephen Devries, M.D., a preventive cardiologist and associate professor of medicine-cardiology at Northwestern University; Marion Nestle, PhD, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University and author of Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics.

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