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I'm sure there have probably been discussions of this Diet Fad in this forum, but I haven't seen them. Some friends of mine told me that a Veggie diet is not for them, because of their blood type. Of course my first thought, this is just another excuse for people to eat meat.<br><br><br><br>
The concept originated by Dr. Peter J D'Adamo, and he wrote a book titled "Eat Right 4 Your Type". There's a pretty substantial website with a forum dedicated to this topic:<br><br><a href="http://www.dadamo.com/" target="_blank">http://www.dadamo.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
I browed around a little, but need to do more research. Anybody else familiar with this?
 

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Yes.........I tried it, but quit when I found out that NOT eating meat kept me painfree! I am a type "O" So much for that theory.............<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>goettling</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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That sums it up. And it's been debunked by all the experts.
 

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I was actually intrigued by this when I first heard about it but never pursued it. I guess that's a good thing! Procrastination does have a plus side!
 

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Jim: we had some heated discussion about a year or two ago.<br><br>
Bunk describes it well.<br><br>
I've once written you can also make up a diet according to eye colour and people would buy it!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Jim: we had some heated discussion about a year or two ago.<br><br>
Bunk describes it well.<br><br>
I've once written you can also make up a diet according to eye colour and people would buy it!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Only if it includes references. A book just can't be wrong if it has references.<br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">(Even if the author has a tendency to use himself as a reference, Mr. Robbins).</span>
 

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I saw an old teacher downtown one day, and apon finding out that I was vegan, he asked me what blood type I was and explaned the book to me. I'm O so the theory dosn't work for me, but he did say that it made sence that I actually enjoy the taste of meat, because "O" is the meat enjoying blood type, apperantly.
 

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My blood type is type V for veg and loving it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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The notion that you could take someone's genetic makeup for two genes (the ABO gene and the Rhesus +/- gene) and extrapolate that to explain their entire metabolism and to some extent preferences is flatly ridiculous.
 

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I'm A-. A vegetarian diet is optimal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> I read that book and tried it out for a while.
 

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A friend recently told me about the book and that she thought it was really interesting; was probably going to apply it to her diet. She mentioned it to me after finding out that I'm vegan. Type O, too.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kpickell</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">(Even if the author has a tendency to use himself as a reference, Mr. Robbins).</span></div>
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There is nothing inherently academically unethical in citing yourself; reputable researchers do it all the time. In fact, if an author doesnt cite himself, it is almost invariably an indication that he has never published. I am currently reading Robbins second book. While I am notably impressed by his rhetorical style, he does not, as far as I know, possess a graduate degree from an accredited university. Under those circumstances, citing yourself neither detracts nor lends credence to an authors positionyou simply have to evaluate his thesis for what its worth.
 

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Here's some articles I quickly whipped up on a Google search, most agreeing there's no scientific basis for this diet:<br><br><a href="http://www.acu-cell.com/btd.html" target="_blank">http://www.acu-cell.com/btd.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.dieting-review.com/bloodtype.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dieting-review.com/bloodtype.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.vegsource.com/articles/blood_hype.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vegsource.com/articles/blood_hype.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.earthsave.org/news/bloodtyp.htm" target="_blank">http://www.earthsave.org/news/bloodtyp.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.no-diet.com/blood-type-diet.htm" target="_blank">http://www.no-diet.com/blood-type-diet.htm</a><br><br><br></div>
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Dotnetdiva researched this in 2003.
 

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I've never read into the diet at all but I would be willing to guess that regardless of your blood type you get to eat lots of tasty, bad for you foods.<br><br><br><br>
It basically all comes down to the fact that people want to be able to lose weight without doing any work. And all of these fad diets claim to be able to do that for you.
 

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The theory behind it is very interesting, but as others have said, it is bunk. Just for fun I looked up what I should be eating according to this diet, and interestingly enough, it was basically a vegan diet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 
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