The following text is the original work of Dr. Staffan Lindeberg – a key figure in the revival of the Paleo diet in the late 20th Century. His most notable work is the Kitava Study, published in the early nineties.

While this work has been published previously on his website it was not accessible for the last few years, Fitness Verve is proud to be able to bring you these studies once again.

Check out our summary page for more about Dr. Lindeberg and his work.

Staffan Lindeberg (1950 - 2016)

Staffan Lindeberg, born in 1950, MD PhD, Associate professor, Department of Medicine, University of Lund, Sweden. During his training in Family Medicine he became interested on evolutionary aspects of healthy eating.

In the years around 1990 he led surveys in a non-western population in Kitava, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, Western Pacific, who apparently do not suffer from stroke, coronary heart disease, diabetes, overweight or hypertension.

His research group has published the first randomized controlled trials of a Paleolithic diet in animals and in humans.

He was an often invited speaker across Europe on the concept of paleolithic diet (Old Stone Age diet) in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and overweight. He worked part-time as a GP. Many of his patients were eager to hear what they are designed to eat.

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