Dr. Michael Elstein, a Fellow of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, believes that the Paleo diet speeds up the skin’s aging process because it promotes eating a lot of meat.
Doctor says paleo diet speeds up ageing and increases CANCER risk
April 19, 2017
An anti-ageing doctor claims the controversial paleo diet speeds up the ageing process and increases the risk of cancer and diabetes.
Dr Michael Elstein, who runs the Eternal Health Medical Centre in Sydney's Bondi Junction, described the fad diet as 'risky'.
He claims excessive eating of animal meats, encouraged by paleo promoters, leads to vulnerability to disease and premature ageing.
'When you have a lot of animal protein, it switches on a chemical in the body called mTOR which interferes with insulin function,' Dr Elstein told Daily Mail Australia.
'When we undermine the function of insulin, it contributes to the speeding up of the ageing process and increases the risk of diseases like diabetes and cancers.'
Dr Elstein says the popularity of the paleo diet has grown because eating high levels of protein is filling and can suppress appetite, resulting in weight loss.