Blood Kind May Elevate Odds for Sure Well being Circumstances

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By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Might 3, 2021 (HealthDay Information) — Sure blood sorts might enhance 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 sorts and illnesses, in keeping with the authors of the research revealed April 27 within the journal eLife.

“There may be nonetheless little or no info accessible about whether or not folks with RhD-positive or RhD-negative blood teams could also be vulnerable to sure illnesses, or what number of extra illnesses could also be affected by blood kind or group,” mentioned first creator Torsten Dahlén, a doctoral pupil at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

To assist fill that hole, the researchers investigated the hyperlink between blood sorts, RhD standing and greater than 1,000 illnesses. (An individual who’s RhD optimistic has a protein known as the D antigen on their pink blood cells; RhD unfavourable means the protein is absent.)

The evaluation of well being information from greater than 5 million folks in Sweden recognized 49 illnesses linked to blood sorts, and one related to the RhD group.

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The findings confirmed that individuals with kind A blood have been extra more likely to have blood clots; these with kind O blood have been extra more likely to have a bleeding dysfunction; and ladies with kind O blood have been extra more likely 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 verify these findings and to be taught extra in regards to the hyperlinks between blood kind and illness dangers, in keeping with the research authors.

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

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

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Extra info

The American Crimson Cross has extra on blood types.

SOURCE: eLife, information launch, April 27, 2021