Blood Type Diet: Does It Work? | UCLA Center for Human Nutrition

Blood Type Diet: Does It Work? | UCLA Center for Human Nutrition


One of the most popular diets that doesn’t work is the blood type diet Now blood types evolved in Human beings for various reasons over the history of man but it has absolutely nothing to do with diet It’s important if you’re going for a blood transfusion that your blood be carefully mMatched for type A, B, O or O+ whatever it happens to be. But this has nothing to do with diet. Now what this diet author did, he sold millions and millions of books was to kind of say– well the diet you need is the one at the time a particular blood type evolved during the evolution of man Well that’s total bogus. These diets don’t work Why was it so successful? Because this was the first attempt at personalized diets. People know that they have their own blood type, so they think– “Oh , well if I follow that diet for my blood type, I’m going to lose weight.” Well the fact of the matter is it’s not based on science and this is definitely a diet myth