Blood Kind May 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 threat 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, based on the authors of the research printed 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 liable to sure illnesses, or what number of extra illnesses could also be affected by blood sort or group,” stated 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 constructive has a protein referred to as the D antigen on their crimson blood cells; RhD detrimental means the protein is absent.)

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


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

The investigators additionally discovered a brand new hyperlink between sort B blood and a decrease threat of kidney stones, and famous that ladies 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, based on the research authors.

“Our findings spotlight new and fascinating relationships between circumstances corresponding to kidney stones and pregnancy-induced hypertension and blood sort or group,” stated 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 improvement, 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 Pink Cross has extra on blood types.

SOURCE: eLife, information launch, April 27, 2021