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First Reader

Dr. Sara Hubbard

Second Reader

Dr. Detri Brech

Third Reader

Dr. James Files


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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