On October 3, 2017 a G6PDD medical study was published that, frankly, changes everything. For the past ten years I have been saying that legumes trigger hemolysis, and this G6PDD medical study confirms what I have been saying. I have fought a lot of people about this and, yes, it is nice to have medical confirmation, but the real winners are all of us with G6PDD. We can now say with confidence that legumes cause hemolysis.
A couple of things to note about this study.
First is that it was a G6PDD medical study of 1000 patients with G6PDD caused hemolytic anemia that was bad enough to require hospitalization. So, what does that mean? For every crises, there are MANY reactions that are not bad enough to go to the hospital over. This study does not address that. If a few people have a crises from something, many, many others are also reacting to it to a lessor degree.
Second is that not only were there people reacting severely to legumes, some others reacted from aspirin, ibuprofen and diclofenac sodium (all NSAIDS). So again, this also affirms our ban on NSAIDS.
Third is that most patients were male (932 males versus 68 females), This is not surprising and does not go against our claim that there are more females with G6PDD than males. Females, due to lyonization, have somewhere in the neighborhood of 1/2 of their RBC’s affected by G6PDD so their reactions would normally be less severe than a male’s and thus fewer would be in the hospital with acute hemolytic anemia. That doesn’t mean they are not reacting to triggers to some degree.
Bottom line is that I am very pleased with this G6PDD medical study and hopefully more people will take our avoid list seriously and live a healthier life which has been my goal for ten years.
A parting comment. Drugs were the least common cause of hemolytic crises. Diet was the most common cause (83.4% of studied cases). Infections were the second most common cause and drugs came in third.
Please take this seriously and learn our food and drugs to avoid lists. Your health depends on it.