Your claim that blood type is linked to personality I find quite offensive. Then again I'm probably type A since I'm an asshole.
I was in the worst mood this morning, until I read this thread. Thanks for the laugh, fierce.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi
As for mentioning Ancel Keyes and his evidence in 1970s, that is documented fact. Scotland and the Scottish race are cited by him as among those for whom HCLF diet may not work. Perhaps you should actually read his papers before commenting. Then you should make fascetious comments to the US Government who endorsed his work and used it to create the abortion that is the present Standard American High Carb Diet.
Whilst blood type is not really relevent, and I did say that, genetics certainly is and your blood type is governed by your genetics.
thorough scientific ripping apart...never saw one, just a rant.
A scientist would think to themselves: I think this is BS then go and do a study with various people and document the bloodwork results. A scientist would then collate the results to find the truth.
Bad science is a knee jerk reaction
In fact Dr Atkins was brought before a medical board on charges of 'Doing Harm' via his recommended diet. He actually brought 300 medical files with him to the board and showed the blood work results. Based on hard scientific fact the board did not rescind his license to practice medicine...the bloodwork results proved that he had 'done no harm' a major part of the Hippocratic oath.
Now, I personally can see holes in the Adamo blood type idea....especially the lectins. However there are links between disease and blood types. Much of the work on that is being done by Pennsylvania University (USA) and Edinburgh University (UK). The link between food and general illness is also acknowledged, bad diet=ill health.
As a scientist I'd say that his idea needed a full clinical study.
Why? First we are not talking about Peter Adamo and his spin on things, but his father who saw a physical difference in bloodwork depending on food eaten. This is possible, indeed one of the standard tests on bloodwork is its viscosity. Modern science has moved on since he 'saw' this, we have better analysis now.
It may turn out that the blood type was just a flag, not the cause, or that it is total BS. However to improve our scientific knowledge of how people react to food it would be a study worth doing.