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Heart Health

17 January 2011

Blood type O, lower heart attack risk

Researchers have discovered a gene that seems to raise the risk of heart disease and that having the blood type O might guard against heart attack once arteries become clogged.

Researchers have simultaneously discovered a gene that seems to raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, while also noting that having the blood type O might guard against heart attack once arteries become clogged.

The study suggests the multifaceted relationship between genetics and cardiovascular health, Reilly said. "Not all genes for heart disease are equal and therefore have to be used differently in new treatments for heart disease and when assessing risk of heart disease," he said.

 

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