So, this again brings up the question...Which diet is right? They can't all be right. When looking at "research claims" regarding the latest diet proclaimed on TV, ask yourself, "Where did the study or studies get their funding?", "Who were the participants?", "Did other unbiased studies, conducted independently, reach the same conclusions?", "Who stands to gain the most from the research findings (the company buying the research or the consumer for better health and well-being)?". The weight of evidence should be so obvious in the findings..."One hundred studies in 19 different countries, over a span of 25 years, all found that eating a plant-based diet..." because if it is true, it will be consistently true no matter who conducts the study. For instance, when Dr. T. Colin Campbell studied casein (milk protein) at Cornell University and saw the same results over and over that at 20% animal protein in the diet 100% of the subjects had tumors grow and multiply in a very short time, but at 5% animal protein or less the tumors stopped growing and shrank or disappeared entirely in 100% of the test subjects...that is some compelling evidence. This was after a similar study occurred earlier in India and the results there were the same. Can we claim that casein from milk causes tumor growth and replication? Yes. With 100% of the subjects developing tumors this is a pretty safe conclusion. Is it the only cause of cancer? No, but casein definitely caused tumor growth and replication and cannot be disputed if looking at the science.
So look at the research, not the hype on TV or in the news or popular diet magazines and books. Every year new diet books are launched on the public, it is the number one book selling category. Look at the weight of evidence, and see if it has held up over time, has been vetted in peer-reviewed medical journals, and also has been reproduced by other trusted researchers and had the same conclusive results.
Dr. Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org, diligently studies and reviews health industry claims to check their soundness against actual science - and he doesn't get rich doing it. He did some digging into these recent trends of Blood Type Diet , Atkins Diet and Paleo Diet and this is what he found (the links in this paragraph take you to a webpage with more info, the YouTube videos are a quick summary of the findings):
To your good health! - Trish