Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Dr. Sara Hubbard

Second Advisor

Dr. Detri Brech

Third Advisor

Dr. James Files

Abstract

Is there one true way to diet? The work of Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo has made bold claims that the foods that work best for an individual are based upon their blood type. The interaction between blood and nutrients has led D’Adamo to believe that the Blood Type Diet is vital for living a healthy lifestyle, increasing metabolism, preventing disease, and living longer. This thesis aims to explore D’Adamo’s claims, answering questions such as: How does this diet compare to other diets? What research has shown its effectiveness and potential flaws? And how could one apply it to their life?

 
 

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