AMAZING: This Is What Your Blood Type Says About Your Health

When we are talking about your health, there are some factors that are
modifiable and some are not. One of those such non-modifiable factors is
your blood group. Your blood group or your blood type, is actually
something that you inherit from your parents and it is determined on the
basis of some microscopic substances living on the surface of the red
blood cells. You can feel that they have nothing to do with your health
but that is actually not so true. These substances can interact with
your immune system in some unique way, and therefore affect your risk of
certain diseases. In dependance of your blood type, A, B, AB, or O, you
are at a higher or lower risk of some diseases.


Memory

Study showed that people with AB blood type are more prone to cognitive
impairment. As one study from University of Vermont found out, 82%
people with this blood type are more likely to develop thinking problems
that may eventually turn into dementia. And according to yet another
study, some older people with AB blood type, found it difficult to
remember and recall things as compared to the others.

Heart disease

The types of blood may affect your risk of heart attacks and strokes as
well, but this one is good news for people with O blood type. People
that have this type have a 60% lower risk of heart diseases as compared
to the rest. One research from the Harvard school of Public Health has
revealed that people with non-O blood type are at a higher risk of heart
diseases and this, however, might be as well influenced by consumption
of the right kind of foods and following a healthy lifestyle.

Stomach cancer

Here we have yet another bad news for people with AB blood type. These
people are at a higher risk of stomach cancer. As a study about health
ailments showed, AB blood type people have a 26% higher risk of
developing this disease. H pylori is a bacteria responsible for this
effect. A large proportion of the world’s population carries this in
their gut, but persons with AB blood type have an extremely reactive
immune system to this. This boosts their risk of stomach cancer.

Ulcers

The bacteria that increases stomach cancer risk in AB blood type people
also affects the risk of ulcers in people with O blood type. The
substances that are found in people with this blood type modify the
body’s response to the bacterium. But it is not so clear how it is done.

Pancreatic cancer

Once again here are some good news for people with O blood type. These
are 37% less likely to develop pancreatic cancer. The bacteria in the
gut, H pylori is responsible for this effect too.

But, while keeping all this aside, you must remember that these factors
are just affecting the risk to some extent. Your diet and lifestyle as
well have the most important role to play.

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