Saturday, 18 January 2014

Francis' Independent Learning Log

T1W2
1pm-1.30pm
18/1/14

Source: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/study-debunks-science-behind-popular-blood-type-diet-115845911.html

What I did: I decided to check on some recent news on Yahoo! and I came across this interesting article. The article is about a medical research on a theory that D’Adamo came up with. D’Adamo has written a book about it and he sold 5 million copies. It is a theory about what you should eat according to your blood type the different food react chemically to different blood type. After the researchers examined  the dietary intake and the blood type, came to the unequivocal conclusion that the blood type diet is baseless.

What I learned:

Words that I did not understand:

unequivocal - Leaving no doubt
Examples: The report's advice was unequivocal
naturopath - a system of alternative medicine based on the theory that diseases can be successfully treated or prevented without the use of drugs, by techniques such as control of diet, exercise, and massage.
Examples: That naturopath works on curing cancer
lentils - a high-protein pulse which is dried and then soaked and cooked prior to eating.
Examples: Some people likes to eat Lentils but I dislikes them
debunked - expose the falseness or hollowness of (an idea or belief)
Examples: she debunks all the usual rubbish about acting.

Summary:

A group of researchers debunked a theory about a popular diet about eating food that are best for your blood type. It was a theory with a baseless conclusion but it has received huge fan base and lots of supporters. The researchers compared the people who did the survey and the details of the book and they have no relation.

4 comments:

  1. I learnt many words from what you have written and it is good that you have put both the meaning and the example of how you can use it.

    You can improve on your grammar and sentence structure as some parts of the summary was written as if you were talking

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  2. There are many new word to learn.
    some example start with capital letter and some start with small cap.

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  3. well done with the creative sentence.
    suggestion: you may elongate the summary a bit .

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  4. There are many technical terms that I can learn from this article.You can still improve on your grammar but the article is good overall.

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