New research uncovers the connection between the blood assemble 0 and the lessened danger of heart assault or stroke.
An examination that was made to more than 1.3 million respondents found that individuals with blood groups not quite the same as 0+ and 0-had a 9% higher danger of heart and stroke – yet at the same time not certain what caused it. This is the conclusion reached by Tessa Cole as a researcher and her colleagues at the medical faculty in the Netherlands.
Previous research suggests that there is a link between the type of blood group and the risk of heart disease in humans. Such is the case with the study of 2015, which shows that people with blood type A have higher cholesterol than others, but no biological cause has ever been found.
These 9% appear to be a little hazard from the point of view of an individual, yet at the dimension of the entire populace, it appears to be huge. The Dutch group is attempting to discover what impacts this relationship. One possible explanation is that carriers of A, B and AB blood groups have a higher concentration of blood clotting proteins (Von Willebrand factor), previously associated with blood clots. There is also the protein galectin-3, which is associated with inflammation, and which carriers of the 0 group have less than the rest.
But for now, this is only a hypothesis on the basis of which additional research will be carried out, in order to illuminate the background about the risk of some diseases in the different blood group members.
“In the future, the blood group should be taken into account when assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease, along with cholesterol, age, gender, and systolic blood pressure,” says Cole.