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Blood types and health: Insights by scientific research

Blood types and health: Insights by scientific research Illustrative photo (Photo: freepik.com)
Author: Daria Shekina

Scientists regularly conduct research on blood types, asserting that individuals with different blood groups have varying susceptibilities to certain illnesses. The unique chemical composition influences health and lifespan.

RBC-Ukraine explores the illnesses associated with different blood types, according to the article from the American Society of Hematology.

Blood type I

According to scientists, individuals with blood type I are less prone to cardiovascular diseases. Additionally, their blood contains more cells for combating oncological diseases and infections. However, blood-type I individuals may suffer from thyroid inflammation, gastrointestinal tract issues, skin disorders, and allergies.

Blood type II

Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that individuals with blood type II have a significantly higher risk of developing stomach cancer—20% more than others.

Blood type III

Carriers of blood type III are more susceptible to oncological diseases, and their weakest link is the throat.

Blood type IV

People with blood type IV should be cautious about infections. Harvard scientists concluded that individuals with blood type IV face the highest risk of developing heart diseases—23% higher than others. Moreover, carriers of this blood type exhibit the highest levels of age-related cognitive disorders and are more prone to dementia.

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