Risk of Developing Dementia Increases If You Have This Blood Type

Risk of Developing Dementia Increases If You Have This Blood Type

One very sad aspect about dementia is that many people who have it never get diagnosed with the disease. This happens due to reasons like avoiding medical guidance because of different biases. Roughly 60% of people living with dementia inhabit low and middle-income countries, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Whether we like it or not, blood types are able to tell a lot about ourselves. According to new research that EatThis,NotThat! tells us about, it’s revealed there could be an even greater connection between blood type and dementia.

Watch out for the AB blood type

A study published in Neurology, meaning the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, reveals that those who have the blood type AB could be more likely to suffer from memory loss later in life compared to those having other blood types.

The study says, as quoted by EatThis,NotThat!:

AB is the least common blood type, found in about 4 percent of the U.S. population,

The study found that people with AB blood were 82 percent more likely to develop the thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia than people with other blood types.

According to MedicalNewsToday.com, the AB group means that the red blood cells contain A antigens, as well as B antigens. At the same time, the plasma doesn’t contain either anti-A or anti-B antibodies. Also, those having the AB type can get any ABO blood type.

The same publication says it as it is:

The precise amount of blood in a person’s body will depend on their size. In addition, the blood’s composition varies between individuals. This difference in structure is what makes a person’s blood type.

We all always have new things to learn when it comes to taking good care of our health!

Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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