What are the health (dis)advantages of being rh negative?

In the past few years, quite a few articles have been published examining the different susceptibilities to certain diseases based on blood type.

Rh negative people are more likely to suffer from allergies (especially food allergies)

rh negative food allergies

Rh negative people more resistant to chikungunya

People with blood type AB more likely to experience memory loss

Blood types and national suicide rates.

In a sample of 51 nations, the suicide rates were negatively associated with the proportion of people with Type O blood, while homicide rates were positively associated with this proportion.

Blood type, homicide, and suicide.

In samples of organ donors, homicide victims had significantly more individuals with type O and type B than organ donors in general, while suicides did not differ.

Blood Type O Predicts Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

People with blood type O are less likely to suffer from heart diseases:

Really? Blood Type Influences Heart Disease Risk

Type O Blood Lessens Chances of Getting Diabetes: Study

In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

How much higher?

According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a 35 percent greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes than women with blood type O negative.

However, experts questioned the value of the findings when so many other risk factors for the blood sugar disease can be countered with lifestyle changes.

At play in the study was the basic principal that, as the American Red Cross notes, “not all blood is alike.”

Type A blood, for example, carries the A antigen on its surface, sparking a specific immune response whenever foreign substances enter the body. Type B blood carries the B antigen, while type AB carries both, and type O carries neither.

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