Could eating a diet based on your blood type — O, A, B, or AB — help you trim down and get healthier? That's the idea behind the Blood Type Diet, created by naturopath Peter J. D'Adamo.
(HealthDay News) — The so-called “blood-type diet” may be trendy, but there's no scientific evidence to support it, a new study says.
The popular diet is based on the theory that a person's nutritional needs vary by blood type. Proponents of the diet claim that eating a diet matched to a person's specific blood type can improve health and reduce the risk of chronic health problems such as cardiovascular disease.
University of Toronto researchers looked at 1,455 people and found no proof to support the blood-type diet theory.
“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,” study senior author Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, an associate professor and holder of a research chair in nutrigenomics, said in a university news release.
The study of mostly young adults …