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Loren Cordain (24 Ottobre, 1950) is an American scientist who specializes in fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. He is notable as an advocate of the paleolithic diet and a researcher into paleolithic nutrition; he wrote numerous peer-reviewed articles on the subject, as well as several popular books, most notably, "The Paleo Diet".
Loren Cordain got a B.S. in Health Sciences from Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, in 1972. He is currently a tenured professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University. In 1978 he got his M.Sc. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV. In 1981 he was awarded his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology by the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. 
The Paleo Diet Revised: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Revised edition December 7, 2010) ISBN 0470913029
The Paleo Diet for Athletes: The Ancient Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance (with Joe Friel) Rodale Books (Revised edition October 16, 2012) ISBN 160961917X
The Paleo Diet Cookbook: More Than 150 Recipes for Paleo Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks, and Beverages (with Nell Stephenson) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (December 7, 2010) ISBN 0470913045
The Paleo Answer: 7 Days to Lose Weight, Feel Great, Stay Young, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (October 16, 2012) ISBN 1118404157
Works – example journal papers
- Cordain, L. (1999). "Cereal grains: humanity’s double-edged sword." World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics. 84:19-73.
- O’Keefe J.H., Cordain L. (2004) "Cardiovascular disease as a result of a diet and lifestyle at odds with our Paleolithic genome: how to become a 21st century hunter-gatherer". Mayo Clinic Proceedings 79:101-108.
- Cordain L, Eaton SB, Sebastian A, Mann, N, Lindeberg S, Watkins BA, O’Keefe JH, Brand Miller J. (2005) "Origins and Evolution of the Western Diet: Health Implications for the 21st Century". American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 81:341-54.
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