Blood Type Diet Review: How Do Genetics Affect Eating and Weight Loss?  

 Following a diet and lifestyle that suits your blood type will make you healthier, help you attain your target weight, and slow down the aging process, according to Eat Right 4 Your Type.  

 Naturopathic physician Peter J. D'Adamo, MD, author of Eat Right 4 Your Type, says so.  

 After Eat Right 4 Your Type reached the bestseller lists in 1996, Dr. D'Adamo has written more diet books, including Live Right 4 Your Type and Change Your Genetic Destiny.  

 The Eat Right 4 Your Type diet holds that blood types have developed with humans, says Chicago-based David Grotto, RD, author of The Best Things You Can Eat.   

 People believed “most [people] were type O — hunter-gatherers with a predominantly animal-protein-based diet.  

 D'Adamo claims dietary proteins called lectins bind with blood cell antigens to clump or agglutinate them.  

 D'Adamo claims that avoiding agglutination helps people manage weight and prevent cancer and heart disease.  

 According to Liz Weinandy, RD, of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, lectins can be harmful if taken in big amounts, but D'Adamo's presentation may be misleading.  

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