Surprise! Blood type diet doesn't work, say University of Toronto researchers

Miranda Kerr. (Alberto Reyes/WENN.com)

Miranda Kerr. (Alberto Reyes/WENN.com)

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, Last Updated: 2:40 PM ET

Eating foods based on your own blood type is just another fad diet and it does not work, a new study has found.

Researchers at the University of Toronto had 1,455 healthy, young adults do the blood type diet made popular in the bestselling book Eat Right for Your Type.

"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," lead author Ahmed El-Sohemy said of the results.

El-Sohemy said a previous lack of scientific evidence didn't prove the diets didn't work.

"There was just no evidence, one way or the other. It was an intriguing hypothesis so we felt we should put it to the test," he said. "We can now be confident in saying that the blood type diet hypothesis is false."

The study was published in the journal PLoS One.

Celebrities who've reportedly taken the blood type diet:

  • Miranda Kerr
  • Elizabeth Hurley
  • Demi Moore
  • Cheryl Cole


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