RE: Eat according to your blood type
Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 8:18 PM
I don't believe there is any scientific basis for the theory that different blood type require different diets. My common sense tells me the theory doesn't make sense. Throughout history, people have have eaten what the eat based on culture and what was available where they lived, not their blood type.
Here are some excerpts from an article on Web MD:
"I know of no plausible rationale behind the diet," says John Foreyt, PhD, a researcher at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
"Within the diet itself are generally good diet recommendations," says David W. Grotto, RD, LD, a spokesman for the American Dietetic Association. "D'Adamo doesn't say avoid vegetables and fruit, for example -- but his specific recommendations based on blood type -- the science is not there to support it. I'm not aware that anyone has duplicated his research."
" Dieting is one of those things people feel desperate about. ... The blood-type diet sounds more scientific [than some others]." But it's the very lack of a solid scientific background that rankles most experts.
"If this diet wasn't coming from the whole blood-type approach, I could recommend this," says Grotto, "but the philosophy of blood type is very obscure and lacking in science."