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What Your Blood Type Mean for Different Diseases and Infections

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Though very important, most people don’t think much about their blood types. Knowing your blood type can help you know your risk of contracting some diseases. 

According to a research in the Annals of Internal Medicine, individuals with type O blood have 12 percent lower chances of testing COVID-19 positive and 13 percent of going down with severe coronavirus disease. On the other hand, people with type A blood have greater chances of catching COVID-19. Type A blood avails stickier surface for the coronavirus proteins spikes to attach themselves. 

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A study by the American Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that individuals with type AB blood are 35 percent more likely to suffer cancer of the oesophagus compared to people with other blood types. Similarly, people with the same blood type have 45 percent higher risk of getting stomach cancer. 

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Persons with blood type A, B and AB have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular conditions. The A, AB and B blood types are likely to cause heart diseases because they contain ABO gene that make red blood cells thicker hindering easy blood flow. With those blood types, a person only needs a simple trigger and the normal blood flow will be interfered with. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that people should know their blood types. Staying in the know will help people to stay away from conditions that may harm them depending on their blood groups.  

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