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Plant based diet study debunks eating for your blood type for weight loss, health

You may have read that it's important to eat certain foods based on your blood type. Depending on whether your blood type is O, A, B or AB, proponents of the blood type diet say there are foods to eat and foods to avoid for optimal health and a longer life.  Can eating certain foods based on blood type really help you live longer? The blood type diet was first introduced in 1996 by a naturopathic physician, Peter D'Adamo who alleges that even the spices you put on your food could contribute to better health and should be individualized for your specific blood type.  The theory is that certain foods and even the type of exercise you do should be individualized.  For instance, if you have type O blood you should eat plenty of meat and fish protein, vegetables and fruits but stay away from legumes - at least so the dietary guidelines say.  Recommendations for weight loss include avoiding dairy, corn and wheat and filling up on red meat, broccoli, spinach and olive oil.  Type A ind

Potential E. coli treatment developed 10 years ago

E. coli treatment ignored, but developed a decade ago Scientists from the University of Adelaide say they developed a possible treatment that could stop deadly E. coli in its tracks a decade ago that never went to clinical trial because of lack of interest from commercial sectors. The scientists produced a probiotic that binds to E. coli and was shown to protect mice from the harmful effects of toxins produced by E. coli that is claiming lives in Europe. E. coli can shut down the kidneys and attack blood vessels, leading to severe illness and death. Researchers Dr Adrienne Paton, Associate Professor Renato Morona and Professor James Paton infected mice with virulent strains of E. coli in 2000. The researchers published their findings that the mice were completely protected from fatal doses of toxins that produce gastrointestinal disease in journal Nature Medicine ,  but no further studies were developed. The researchers say if the probiotic had gotten the attenti