Blood group and cardiac diseases: few relations

Blood group and cardiac diseases: few relations
People with A and B blood group are more vulnerable to heart disease while those of AB type are more prone to cardiac ailments compared to O type. People with blood group AB are 23% likely to suffer from heart disease, blood group B by 11% and blood group A by 5% respectively. People with blood group O are benefitted from a substance that assists blood flow and reduces clotting. Type A blood contains large amount of 'bad' cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) which furs up the arteries. AB blood is connected to inflammation, which plays a crucial role in the damage of artery; while blood group O provides protection from heart troubles. Blood type alone would not compensate for other factors that are linked to cardiovascular diseases. Age and other factors, such as diet, drinking and family history of heart attacks also contribute to diseases.
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Preethi AR. Blood group and cardiac diseases: few relations. BioLim O-Media. 20 , 1-21. 2(1).
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