Blood Sort Would possibly Elevate Odds for Sure Well being Circumstances


By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Might 3, 2021 (HealthDay Information) — Sure blood varieties might improve an individual’s danger of various well being issues, a brand new research suggests.

The analysis confirms some earlier findings and divulges new hyperlinks between blood varieties and ailments, based on the authors of the research revealed April 27 within the journal eLife.

“There’s nonetheless little or no info obtainable about whether or not individuals with RhD-positive or RhD-negative blood teams could also be liable to sure ailments, or what number of extra ailments could also be affected by blood kind or group,” stated first creator Torsten Dahlén, a doctoral scholar at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

To assist fill that hole, the researchers investigated the hyperlink between blood varieties, RhD standing and greater than 1,000 ailments. (An individual who’s RhD optimistic has a protein referred to as the D antigen on their purple blood cells; RhD unfavorable means the protein is absent.)

The evaluation of well being knowledge from greater than 5 million individuals in Sweden recognized 49 ailments linked to blood varieties, and one related to the RhD group.


The findings confirmed that individuals with kind A blood have been extra prone to have blood clots; these with kind O blood have been extra prone to have a bleeding dysfunction; and ladies with kind O blood have been extra prone to develop pregnancy-induced hypertension (“hypertension“).

The investigators additionally discovered a brand new hyperlink between kind B blood and a decrease danger of kidney stones, and famous that girls who’re RhD-positive usually tend to develop pregnancy-induced hypertension.

Extra analysis is required to substantiate these findings and to study extra concerning the hyperlinks between blood kind and illness dangers, based on the research authors.

“Our findings spotlight new and fascinating relationships between circumstances resembling kidney stones and pregnancy-induced hypertension and blood kind or group,” stated senior creator Gustaf Edgren, affiliate professor of epidemiology on the Karolinska Institute.

“They lay the groundwork for future research to determine the mechanisms behind illness growth, or for investigating new methods to determine and deal with people with sure circumstances,” Edgren added in a journal information launch.


Extra info

The American Crimson Cross has extra on blood types.

SOURCE: eLife, information launch, April 27, 2021