Archive for the 'Blood Groups' Category

Nov 09 2011

When you point one finger, four usually point back at you.

There have been no shortage of supercilious, poorly researched articles about the blood type diets in the major media. They are usually provoked by a statement of support by some celebrity or media icon who has experienced some success with the plan. Typically within a week my phone rings off the hook with one major media outlet or another needing ‘to talk with me as soon as possible because we are doing a story on you diet and are on deadline.’

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Feb 23 2011

On Blood Groups and Heart Disease

A recent Lancet article has resuscitated some interest about the influence of ABO blood groups and one’s chances of developing coronary atherosclerosis. Like a lot of earlier studies that documented the influence of blood group phenotypic influences on disease incidence, the researchers went in looking for one correlation and wound up finding another; and possibly produced an oversimplification in the rationale of their results.

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