Blood Sort Would possibly Increase Odds for Sure Well being Circumstances


By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter

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

“There may be nonetheless little or no info obtainable about whether or not folks with RhD-positive or RhD-negative blood teams could also be prone to sure ailments, or what number of extra ailments could also be affected by blood sort 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 ailments. (An individual who’s RhD optimistic has a protein referred to as the D antigen on their purple blood cells; RhD adverse means the protein is absent.)

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


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

The investigators additionally discovered a brand new hyperlink between sort 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 study extra concerning the hyperlinks between blood sort and illness dangers, in keeping with the research authors.

“Our findings spotlight new and fascinating relationships between circumstances similar to kidney stones and pregnancy-induced hypertension and blood sort 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 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