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Something to annoy the meat-eaters [Jan. 8th, 2008|12:45 pm]
I learned something very interesting today. It wont make a difference in my life span, but it’s a rare case of certain inevitable progression.

For a long time I’ve been aware of the scientific theory that people need to choose their diet according to the different blood groups, because the A, B and O blood factors affect how your body digests and delivers nutrients from the food you consume.

Eat right for your blood type:

More on blood type diets:

The current scientific belief is that early in ancient history humans were all blood type O, being a hunting species. Then around 25,000 BC and 15,000 BC when humans colonised the Himalayan Mountains and needed to rely on a more agrarian lifestyle the A and B blood factors emerged. The O type blood group is of course more common, at least for now…

(Scroll down to “Principles”)

Similar happened to the Kangaroo species. The current theory is that they were once a carnivorous / omnivores species (some zoologists argue that the traits still exist in modern macropod species) but adapted to climate change and became herbivores. Although a few remain, like the Tiger Quoll and the Tasmanian Devil, they’re not in large numbers (and the Tasmanian Tiger has already snuffed it in the 1930’s).

Now here’s something I only learned today….

In humans the O blood group is on a recessive gene. When couples marry, and produce offspring, the A and B blood types stand a high chance of overriding the O group.


This means that eventually the O blood type will diminish and disappear.

So enjoy those hamburgers while you can, because like it or not all you furry foxes, wolves, tigers, dragons, hyenas, birds of prey, alligators, sharks and so forth will ultimately have great, great, great grand children who’ll grow up to be like White Pony & myself, eating salad for lunch. Pttthhpp!! :P

Pass me the zucchini please…

[User Picture]From: alaskawolf
2008-01-08 12:23 pm (UTC)
i could go for so fried Zucchini :)
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-01-09 04:44 am (UTC)
If ever you're in Sydney I'll make a point of introducing you to the "Zucinni Bros" food stand. For fast food it's pretty darn good.
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2008-01-08 03:00 pm (UTC)
Recessive traits don't just disappear. If two heterozygous individuals reproduce, there's a 25% chance the offspring will be homozygous recessive and a 50% chance they'll be heterozygous. Type O would have to present a major survival drawback to leave the genome.

As a type O who has been on a dairy-heavy, nearly meatless diet for seven years, I hope the finding is wrong. There's a good chance it is, too, given the track record for nutrition specialists.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-01-08 08:17 pm (UTC)
Quite likely you're right. One of the caretakers at the wildlife sanctuary is very adamant that the kangaroos are attracted to fish and chicken, which they will eat if allowed.

In any case neither of us will see the outcome. I just enjoyed the idea, since I never thought it possible that there was a biological progression toward the human race becoming herbivores except in circumstances of widespread environmental change (as in the case of the kangaroos).
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