Invalid Blood Type Diet?

Invalid Blood Type Diet? - The theory behind the diet based on blood type was not valid. Recent research by Canadian researchers found that a diet based on blood type was not proven true.

According to senior researcher Ahmed El-Sohemy of the University of Toronto, a study using data from 1,455 participants found no evidence supporting the theory of the blood type diet. Researchers also found that blood type has nothing to do with one's health.


"The way each individual responds diet has nothing to do with blood type. All blood types are able to undergo a low-carb diet or full of vegetables, "said El-Sohemy.

Blood type diet is a diet based setting variations in blood type a person's intake. Blood type diet popular after the publication of a book entitled Eat Right for Your Type. This book is written by a naturopath named Peter D'Adamo.

According to this theory, each blood type do different food processing. In this theory, individuals who comply with the appropriate blood type diet would avoid chronic diseases, for example cardiovascular. The person's health will also continue to increase.

The book Eat Right for Your Type has been translated into 52 languages ​​and became a best seller. The diet has also become popular in most adolescents and adults, as it provides detailed information related to the daily diet.

The executor also diet fasting blood test, to determine cardiometabolic risk factors such as insulin, cholesterol, and triglycerides. This value becomes the basis, how much the relationship between food and blood type according to the list in the Eat Right for Your Type.

Even so, Sohemy said, the lack of scientific evidence does not mean the diet does not work. "Research into the underlying blood type diet is no proof. It is certainly inviting questions, so that its validity should be tested. As a result we believe hypothetical diet based on blood type has not been proven, "said Sohemy.

Thorough review related blood type diet actually being there last year and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The review says there is no evidence to support a diet based on blood type and suggest the presence of more planned research to prove it.