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Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Description:Little is known about the blood type-related risk factors for hypertension. However, hypertension often occurs in conjunction with heart disease, so Type As and Type ABs should be particularly vigilant. Hypertension carries the same risk factors as cardiovascular disease. Smokers, diabetics, post-menopausal women, the obese, the sedentary, and people in stressful positions, should pay extra attention to the details of their blood type program--especially to the diet and exercise recommendations.

Although the MN blood type system. not as important as the ABO and secretor systems, it has some importance in two aspects of cardiovascular disease: blood pressure and sensitivity to dietary fat intake.In 1964, researchers in England showed that there was a consistently higher incidence in elevated systolic blood pressure (the bottom number in a blood pressure reading that denotes the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats) in people who were have the purebred NN blood type than those with either the MN or MM blood type.

Group B seems to have a lower incidence of hypertension over the other blood groups. Group A the highest.
References:1. Chen DX.[The relation between blood pressure and morphology criteria and blood types in twins] Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 1986 Aug;7(4):216-8

2.Kark JD, Friedlander Y. ABO and RH blood groups and blood pressure in Jerusalem 17 year olds. Hum Biol. 1984 Dec;56(4):759-69.

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