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People with this blood type are more resistant to air pollution

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New studies show that blood type is a major factor determining your resilience to air pollution. The blood type can reduce or increase the risk of a heart stroke as a result of the high levels of pollution in the cities.

The blood type in question is AB0 – which can be found only in A, B and AB blood types.  People with these blood types have a higher risk of a heart attack compared to people with 0 blood type.

A study conducted by Benjamin Horne from Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Late, analyzed the results from patients in the period of 1993 to 2007. They have identified a subgroup of patients which had acute coronary syndrome (ACS) which is believed to be connected to people which have been exposed to high concentration of PM 2.5 particles.

Studies showed people with blood type AB0 with a codename “rs687289 A allele” has much higher risk of heart diseases when exposed to these particles.

This is not to be misinterpreted. The limit which is considered to be the top point for 2.5 PM particles is 25 micrograms per square meter. So, if the concentration is higher than this level, the risk is increased to everyone, but those with 0 blood type are more resilient.

Horne says a couple of years ago, they have conducted a study which showed, once the limit of 25 micrograms is reached, every additional 10 micrograms increase the risk of heart diseases is also significantly increased. Under 25 micrograms the difference is very small if any from 5, 10 or 20. But as it rises above 25 the risk increases linearly.

To put this into perspective, every additional 10 micrograms increase, the risk of heart diseases to people with non-0 blood type increases by 25%, which those with 0 blood types increases only 10%.

This is just something to bear in mind. There’s no room for panic. There’s always the standard recommendations to watch out for. Like don’t go out in the periods with high concentrations, exercise in closed spaces and have your heart medication regularly (if you take them).

This study has been revealed at the “Scientific Sessions 2017” conference.

This is not the first time the blood type has been connected to heart diseases. No matter under which category you are in, try to follow the recommendations if you live in an area with high air pollution.

New studies show that blood type is a major factor determining your resilience to air pollution. The blood type can reduce or increase the risk of a heart stroke as a result of the high levels of pollution in the cities.

Source: www.faveroutine.com