Study: Type A blood 45% higher chance of getting COVID-19

Those with type O were 35% less likely to get it.

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2022, 9:53 AM

Updated 611 days ago

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A new study has found your blood type could impact your chances of getting cancer, having a stroke, or even catching COVID-19.
A study out of the New England Journal of Medicine found that people with type A blood had a 45% increased risk of getting COVID-19. Those with type O were 35% less likely to get it.
Those with type O blood are less likely to suffer a heart attack, researchers say.
Officials believe the reason is due to type O's tend to have a lower cholesterol and lower amounts of protein that's linked to clotting.
Type B's were 59% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer.


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