Navigation Links
Popular blood type diet debunked
Date:1/15/2014

Researchers from the University of Toronto (U of T) have found that the theory behind the popular blood type diet--which claims an individual's nutritional needs vary by blood type--is not valid. The findings are published this week in PLoS One.

"Based on the data of 1,455 study participants, we found no evidence to support the 'blood-type' diet theory," said the senior author of the study, Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics at the U of T.

"The way an individual responds to any one of these diets has absolutely nothing to do with their blood type and has everything to do with their ability to stick to a sensible vegetarian or low-carbohydrate diet," said El-Sohemy.

Researchers found that the associations they observed between each of the four blood-type (A, B, AB, O) diets and the markers of health are independent of the person's blood type.

The 'blood-type' diet was popularized in the book Eat Right for Your Type, written by naturopath Peter D'Adamo. The theory behind the diet is that the ABO blood type should match the dietary habits of our ancestors and people with different blood types process food differently. According to the theory, individuals adhering to a diet specific to one's blood type can improve health and decrease risk of chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease. The book was a New York Times best-seller that has been translated into 52 languages and sold over 7 million copies.

The U of T researchers took an existing population of mostly young and healthy adults who provided detailed information about their usual diets and provided fasting blood that was used to isolate DNA to determine their ABO blood type and the level of cardiometabolic risk factors, such as insulin, cholesterol and triglycerides. Diet scores were calculated based on the food items listed in Eat Right for Your Type to determine relative adherence to each
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael kennedy
m.kennedy@utoronto.ca
416-946-5025
University of Toronto
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Society launches 2013 edition of popular Prized Science video series
2. Fat Loss Factor Review Gives Opinion of Popular Weight Loss Program
3. Popular energy drinks trigger caffeine jitters
4. Achilles heel: Popular drug-carrying nanoparticles get trapped in bloodstream
5. Misconceptions about a popular pet treat
6. For pre-teens, kindness may be key to popularity
7. Medbox Safe Storage and Access Lockers Gaining Popularity
8. ONR-funded research takes flight in Popular Science article
9. UNH research adds to mounting evidence against popular pavement sealcoat
10. Study breaks blood-brain barriers to understanding Alzheimers
11. In surprise finding, blood clots absorb bacterial toxin
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/14/2014)... 2014)—It,s been millions of years since T. rex ... by Ohio University scientists is breathing life back into ... dinosaur snouts. The research has important implications for how ... to enhance the sense of smell and cool their ... Ohio University doctoral student Jason Bourke, lead author of ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... questions is how to produce enough food to feed ... and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that ... years to feed a growing global population, and plants ... food production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and more—feed ... research must tap into our knowledge of how plants ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... – High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 ... of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat as ... AFFORD trial led by the Montreal Heart Institute were published ... on October 7th. , For the trial, 337 patients ... assigned to 4 grams of fish oil a day or ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain 2Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain 3Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture 2Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture 3
... of nature, but as accepted as that thought is, it ... in the journal Nature have found that more ... better at fighting pests and growing a better plant. , ... in potatoes and found organic crops had more balanced insect ...
... UC Davis wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky and his colleagues could ... which provides more than one-fifth of the calories consumed by ... 22 in the Online First issue of the journal ... and freezing tolerance in wheat. In winter wheat and ...
... June 30 Multicard GmbH, a business unit of Identive ... integrator and solutions provider, announced today that its proposal for the ... under the new electronic identification program managed by Germany ,s ... , , ...
Cached Biology News:'Balanced' ecosystems seen in organic ag better at controlling pests 2Flowering and freezing tolerance linked in wheat, study shows 2Multicard to Supply Secure IT Kits Under German Federal Government's Electronic ID Program 2Multicard to Supply Secure IT Kits Under German Federal Government's Electronic ID Program 3
(Date:10/18/2014)... Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market report ... analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued ... reach $380.0 million by 2018, at a CAGR of ... TOC of the Asia-Pacific LCoS display market report, to ... also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of the ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... October 18, 2014 According to a ... & Well Type - Global Trends & Forecasts up ... $31 billion in 2011. This value is expected to ... by 2017, with 10% CAGR during the same period. ... fracturing production market in terms of hydraulic horse power ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant to examine ... that will provide clues for predicting fatigue in aircraft ... said the new technology and process would be better ... wing., "We,ll be able to determine metal fatigue at ... this scale," Huang said. "Certain patterns of surface roughness ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 17, 2014 For the seventh ... as published in today’s print issue of Science ... Top Employers Survey polled employees in the biotechnology, ... best employers. Rankings were determined based on ... rate their companies on 23 characteristics, including financial ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Hydraulic Fracturing Market Projected To Reach $64 Billion by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Hydraulic Fracturing Market Projected To Reach $64 Billion by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Hydraulic Fracturing Market Projected To Reach $64 Billion by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4UT Arlington project to detect possible damages in aircraft parts early in process 2DuPont Named Top Employer by Science Magazine 2DuPont Named Top Employer by Science Magazine 3
... privately held biotechnology company focused on developing novel cancer ... viral vector, today announced that Frank Stonebanks, President and ... Company 29th Annual Health Care Conference in Boston on ... About Cynvec LLC , Cynvec, a privately ...
... Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused ... cancer and autoimmune disease, today announced that Ulrik B. ... Chief Scientific Officer and Edward (Tad) J. Stewart to ... Tad have both played critical roles in building ...
... Waters Gives Scientists, Business and Laboratory Managers More ... and Profitability , , CHICAGO, March ... economic recession, Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT ... and informatics products address today,s greatest ...
Cached Biology Technology:Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Promotes Ulrik B. Nielsen, Ph.D. to Chief Scientific Officer and Edward J. Stewart to Senior Vice President of Business Development 2Waters Corporation Continues to Meet Today's Challenges for Improved Laboratory Operations with New Products at Pittcon 2009 2Waters Corporation Continues to Meet Today's Challenges for Improved Laboratory Operations with New Products at Pittcon 2009 3Waters Corporation Continues to Meet Today's Challenges for Improved Laboratory Operations with New Products at Pittcon 2009 4Waters Corporation Continues to Meet Today's Challenges for Improved Laboratory Operations with New Products at Pittcon 2009 5Waters Corporation Continues to Meet Today's Challenges for Improved Laboratory Operations with New Products at Pittcon 2009 6Waters Corporation Continues to Meet Today's Challenges for Improved Laboratory Operations with New Products at Pittcon 2009 7