Research Highlights: Blood Type A and Type B May Have Higher Risk for Blood Clotting But Lower Risk for High Blood Pressure

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Blood Type A and Type B May Have Higher Risk for Blood Clotting But Lower Risk for High Blood Pressure

April 18, 2021

  • A group of researchers from University of Groningen in Netherlands revealed the association of blood types with cardiovascular diseases.
  • Researchers assessed the risk of 41 health and disease outcomes.
  • Researchers also assessed 36 linear traits associated with the ABO blood group system in the UK Biobank cohort.
  • Number of individuals in this study: 406755
  • Blood groups included in this study: A, B, O
  • Group AB was excluded due to its small sample size.
  • Number of participants in blood O group: 182621
  • Number of participants in blood group A: 182786
  • Number of participants in blood group B: 41348
  • ABO blood groups were linked with cardiovascular outcomes.
  • Blood groups A and B were associated with an increased risk for blood clotting events.
  • Blood groups A and B were also associated with decreased risk for high blood pressure.
  • The ABO blood group system is linked with several parameters of healthy aging and disease development.

Keywords: blot clot, thrombosis

Source:

Groot HE, Villegas Sierra LE, Said MA, Lipsic E, Karper JC, van der Harst P. Genetically Determined ABO Blood Group and its Associations With Health and Disease. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020 Mar;40(3):830-838. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.119.313658. Epub 2020 Jan 23. PMID: 31969017.

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