Blood type may affect stroke risk, study finds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Your blood type might affect your risk for
stroke.
A study suggests that people with type AB and women with B may
be a little more likely to suffer one than people with O blood, the
most common type.
This is based on observing 90,000 people in two health studies
that have gone on for more than 20 years. Doctors say this doesn't
prove a link, but other research ties blood type to the risk of
bleeding, heart attacks and blood clots in the legs.
Doctors suggest that people worried about being at higher risk
might want to keep their blood pressure and cholesterol in line.
The study was discussed Wednesday at an American Heart
Association conference.
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Online:
Heart Association: http://www.americanheart.org
Blood types:
http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/blood-types

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