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Blood Type Diet- Is it for real or is it more diet hokum?

WitPhillipsWitPhillips Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
One of my friends claims to have had success on the Blood Type Diet.

Does anyone know of any nutrition research (positive or negative) related to this?
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  • Alatariel75Alatariel75 Posts: 17,806Member Member Posts: 17,806Member Member
    Total hokum. If your friend is successful, it is because the restrictions are making her/him eat at a deficit.
  • Panda_bratPanda_brat Posts: 291Member Member Posts: 291Member Member
    Total hokum. If your friend is successful, it is because the restrictions are making her/him eat at a deficit.

    This
  • 3dogsrunning3dogsrunning Posts: 27,238Member Member Posts: 27,238Member Member
    I have told this story here before. I was at a conference a few years back. One of the guest speakers was a naturaopathy doctor. She told the story of how she found this diet, it made so much sense, so she tried it out. Her blood type told her to eat a vegetarian type diet, avoid red meat, etc. She followed it and felt amazing. Her skin glowed, she dropped weight, people complimented her.
    Then during a conversation with her mother, she learned she was mistaken about her blood type. She was supposed to be eating the opposite diet, high in meat, etc.
  • Expatmommy79Expatmommy79 Posts: 941Member, Premium Member Posts: 941Member, Premium Member
    I have told this story here before. I was at a conference a few years back. One of the guest speakers was a naturaopathy doctor. She told the story of how she found this diet, it made so much sense, so she tried it out. Her blood type told her to eat a vegetarian type diet, avoid red meat, etc. She followed it and felt amazing. Her skin glowed, she dropped weight, people complimented her.
    Then during a conversation with her mother, she learned she was mistaken about her blood type. She was supposed to be eating the opposite diet, high in meat, etc.

    That's hilarious.

    But in a related note. I knew a vegan who was chronically loosing weight and ended up in hospital. His wife was a woo nutritionist and put him on blood group diet. He ended up eating meat again and put back on weight from under weight to normal bmi.

  • rankinsectrankinsect Posts: 2,238Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,238Member, Premium Member
    I should make the AD&D diet. You roll D100 and consult the wandering food table to determine what food you will encounter for dinner.
  • msf74msf74 Posts: 3,501Member Member Posts: 3,501Member Member
    One of my friends claims to have had success on the Blood Type Diet.

    Does anyone know of any nutrition research (positive or negative) related to this?

    Bunkum:

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  • Khovde07Khovde07 Posts: 508Member Member Posts: 508Member Member
    rankinsect wrote: »
    I should make the AD&D diet. You roll D100 and consult the wandering food table to determine what food you will encounter for dinner.

    Love this!
  • BecomingBaneBecomingBane Posts: 3,648Member Member Posts: 3,648Member Member
    rankinsect wrote: »
    I should make the AD&D diet. You roll D100 and consult the wandering food table to determine what food you will encounter for dinner.

    This is amazing and would probably make a million dollars if you could get the rights away from Hasbro.
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Posts: 42,579Member, Greeter Member Posts: 42,579Member, Greeter Member
    Unless you're a vampire, it's bunk.

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  • WetcoasterWetcoaster Posts: 1,791Member Member Posts: 1,791Member Member
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0060582/

    CONCLUSIONS: No evidence currently exists to validate the purported health benefits of blood type diets. To validate these claims, studies are required that compare the health outcomes between participants adhering to a particular blood type diet (experimental group) and participants continuing a standard diet (control group) within a particular blood type population



    http://blogs.mcgill.ca/oss/2012/11/18/what-is-the-“blood-type-diet”/

    The bottom line is that there is no evidence for these silly meanderings and confusing people with such nonsense will not put them on the path for proper nutrition.


    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0084749

    In summary, the present study is the first to test the validity of the ‘Blood-Type’ diet and we showed that adherence to certain diets is associated with some favorable cardiometabolic disease risk profiles. This may explain anecdotal evidence supporting these diets, which are generally prudent diets that reflect healthy eating habits. However, the findings showed that the observed associations were independent of ABO blood group and, therefore, the findings do not support the ‘Blood-Type’ diet hypothesis.

  • HorrorGeekLizHorrorGeekLiz Posts: 195Member Member Posts: 195Member Member
    Mine told me to eat vegetarian. I never felt worse in my life. I was exhausted, irritable, and generally miserable. And I wasn't a junk food veg either - I was following Eat to Live. It's just ridiculous. There are clearly biological differences - some people thrive on Eat to Live, whereas I felt like garbage, for example - but blood type isn't the determining factor.
  • dubirddubird Posts: 1,854Member Member Posts: 1,854Member Member
    My mom and I did that in college, on one of her rounds of losing weight. My dad was also needing to lose weight, so they used that as a guide. He's supposed to eat mostly vegetables, and she's supposed to eat mostly meats. So it's amusing to me that when my dad's on a vegetable-high diet, he loses weight better; and when my mom is on a meat-high diet, she loses weight better. Now I know it's not due to 'blood type', but rather that they lose weight differently, but it did validate it for me for a while.
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    I think it's hokum, of course, but I had to look mine up anyway (much like reading a horoscope), and apparently I am supposed to eat like someone riding across the steppes, or as I like to think of it, as if I were a Dothraki. Also, for some reason, chicken, buckwheat, and corn are super bad for me.
  • harrybananasharrybananas Posts: 292Member Member Posts: 292Member Member
    Lol the amounts of new diet options are awesome.
  • kami3006kami3006 Posts: 4,993Member, Greeter, Premium Member Posts: 4,993Member, Greeter, Premium Member
    rankinsect wrote: »
    I should make the AD&D diet. You roll D100 and consult the wandering food table to determine what food you will encounter for dinner.

    My husband and I have rolled percentile to determine what to eat. Gamers to the end!

    And, yes, the diet is BS.
    edited February 2016
  • stealthqstealthq Posts: 4,307Member Member Posts: 4,307Member Member
    I had to look mine up, too.

    Evidently I'm supposed to be a vegetarian and as "pure fresh and organic" as possible because I have a "sensitive immune system". Hmm. Mine's so sensitive I get sick once every couple of years for a day or two at a time.

    While my diet definitely could use some tweaking (too heavy on the dessert-y and snack-y foods lately), I think I'll just substitute out some of those for more of what I would normally eat at meals and be fine.
  • zcb94zcb94 Posts: 4,191Member Member Posts: 4,191Member Member
    That explains a lot!
    My blood type (O+) can digest protein and fat, but doesn't respond well to excess stomach acid, and will fatten up if they eat grain. We need to relax by working off stress. That's me to a T!
  • senecarrsenecarr Posts: 5,377Member Member Posts: 5,377Member Member
    rankinsect wrote: »
    I should make the AD&D diet. You roll D100 and consult the wandering food table to determine what food you will encounter for dinner.

    You'll need at least a few tables to cover diet level experience and cooking (environment) type or else you'll get this:
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  • SueSueDioSueSueDio Posts: 4,796Member Member Posts: 4,796Member Member
    rankinsect wrote: »
    I should make the AD&D diet. You roll D100 and consult the wandering food table to determine what food you will encounter for dinner.

    Heroes' Feast on a roll of 100? :smiley:
  • azulvioleta6azulvioleta6 Posts: 3,987Member Member Posts: 3,987Member Member
    It is old and has been pretty thoroughly disproved.

    By the way, the diet for my blood time was exactly how I ate when I was gaining weight...
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