Effect of Blood Group on Health

Blood Types
Blood Types

Your blood type reveal several important genetic traits that influence your overall health, research has shown that certain blood types may be predisposed to various health conditions. Blood type relates to several diseases including heart attack, stroke, and venous thrombosis. Non-O blood groups have a 60-80 percent higher risk than people with blood group O for developing dangerous blood clots, the kind that can break off and travel to the lungs with sometimes devastating results. Similarly people with blood types A, B, or AB are at a greater risk for coronary heart disease than people with blood type O. If you have type AB, you are indeed a unique individual sharing your blood type with only 3% of the population. Type O negative blood is a neutral type that is most in demand since it can be used to treat anyone.

Type O.

Evidence suggests that those with type O blood have higher levels of stomach acid, making them more predisposed to certain digestive disorders. Those with this blood-type have twice the instances of ulcers. People with type O, on the other hand, are more likely than others to develop peptic ulcer. Other evidence has shown this blood-type to be predisposed to low levels of iodine, which can lead to an under-active thyroid.

Type A

People with blood type A have a higher risk of gastric cancer. Those with type A blood are more likely to have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisolin in their blood. Over time, excess amounts of this hormone can lead to stress related illnesses that can be quite dangerous. Some conditions linked to excessive cortisol include insulin resistance, obesity, heart disease and stroke.

Type B

Those with a B blood- type may be more susceptible to autoimmune diseases like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus, but may possibly be better able to resist other life-threatening illnesses like heart disease and cancer.

Type AB

People with the AB blood type are 82 percent more likely than other blood types to develop thinking and memory problems that lead to dementia. Type AB shows a correlation with anemia, heart disease and bronchial infections, especially in childhood. It is also common for Type AB also to show inhibited insulin production which may result in hypoglycemia and a less efficient metabolism of foods. This type inherits A and B genes, thus showing Type A’s low stomach acid and Type B’s adaptation to meats where meats get stored as fat due to the low stomach acid. The lower stomach acid may lead to stomach cancer when smoked and cured meats are a substantial part of the diet; thus, seafood is a recommended source of protein.

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