Researchers from Harvard have discovered that blood type influences the risk of cardiovascular disease. The study showed that people with A, B, or AB blood types had a greater risk of coronary heart disease than people with an O blood type.
The findings are based on data analyzed from two of the largest, most well-known retrospective observational studies in the US. The studies had observed 90,000 people between the ages of 30 and 75 for a period of 25 years.
Researchers discovered that those with the highest increased risk had AB blood type, which also happens to be the rarest blood type (about 7% of the U.S. population). Those who have AB displayed a 23% increased risk of the condition, compared with the more commonly found type Os. Meanwhile, people with type B blood had an 11% higher risk of coronary heart disease, and people with type A blood had a 5% higher risk compared with people with type O blood.
Participation figures for sports may be down, but millions of us still love to get out there and play. Loads of us feel right at home on the football field, tennis court or rugby pitch. That sense of comfort can lead to us feeling a little too relaxed. That’s when injuries can occur. Read more
We need to eat more healthily. Period. With so much food being constantly labeled as "fat-free" or made with "no trans-fat" and more, the safest bet to eating healthily is to add some fresh, organic ingredients. Here they are: Read more