MONDAY, Could 3, 2021 (HealthDay Information) — Sure blood sorts could improve an individual’s threat of various well being issues, a brand new examine suggests.
The analysis confirms some earlier findings and divulges new hyperlinks between blood sorts and illnesses, in response to the authors of the examine printed April 27 within the journal eLife.
“There’s nonetheless little or no info obtainable about whether or not folks with RhD-positive or RhD-negative blood teams could also be prone to sure illnesses, or what number of extra illnesses could also be affected by blood sort or group,” mentioned first creator Torsten Dahlén, a doctoral scholar 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 known as the D antigen on their crimson blood cells; RhD destructive 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 individuals with sort A blood had been extra prone to have blood clots; these with sort O blood had been extra prone to have a bleeding dysfunction; and girls with sort O blood had been extra prone 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 in regards to the hyperlinks between blood sort and illness dangers, in response to the examine authors.
“Our findings spotlight new and fascinating relationships between circumstances resembling kidney stones and pregnancy-induced hypertension and blood sort or group,” mentioned 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 growth, or for investigating new methods to establish and deal with people with sure circumstances,” Edgren added in a journal information launch.
The American Crimson Cross has extra on blood types.
SOURCE: eLife, information launch, April 27, 2021