There are a lot of things that your blood type can say about you, and a lot it can’t. If you do a little research, you will find a lot of information and articles on the internet about the characteristics of certain blood type, what kind of food each blood type should consume and even dos and don’ts to partner compatibility. Still, there isn’t enough research to back up those claims.
On the other hand, there are experts who, based on solid research, explain how different blood types are connected to higher rates of certain diseases.
There are other aspects of life that your blood type may affect:
1. Tendency to attract mosquitoes
Recent study from Japan’s Institute of Pest Control Technology found that people with blood type O attract twice more certain types of mosquitoes than people with other blood types. One other hand, they are less likely to suffer from the deadliest forms of malaria, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. This might be due to the fact that the deadly malarial proteins don’t sick to type O blood cells the way they do to other types.
2. Bacteria in your gut
People are worried and can’t stop talking about probiotics, gut microbes, and the ways the bacteria living in the digestive system may influence their health. Few years ago, researchers found that there are 3 categories that the bacteria in people’s intestines fall into, and they strongly think that this is based on people’s blood type. It is only a hypothesis that hasn’t been proved yet. Since then, different teams of experts have been working on this issue. A team from Finland found correlations between blood types and specific strains of gut bacteria. This may be a revolutionary finding that will potentially simplify the treatment of this kind of bacteria and recommend a more accurate diet if a doctor could predict what strains of bacteria inhabit your gut based on your blood type.
3. Risk for alcoholism
Weak associations between blood type A and higher rates of alcoholism were found in researches from the 80s. These studies explain about the specific blood components called antigens are linked to the disease in a way that affect intoxication. Moreover, according to the National Institutes of Health, genetic factors make up about 50% of your risk for alcoholism. This suggests that biology plays a role in your risk of alcoholism.
4. Your struggle with stress
Studies have linked elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol to everything from rapid aging to junk food cravings. If this conditions last for prolonged period of time, may be harmful. Bad news for O’s! O’s cortisol levels may remain elevated longer than other blood types following a stressful event. This is indicated in a study from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
5. Persistence and even obsession
According to a study in the journal Neuropsychobiology, people with blood type A may be more likely to have obsessive-compulsive disorders and behaviors. Even though experts had unsuccessful attempts to find correlation between OCD behaviors and specific blood types, a new study from Japanese researchers did find a correlation between blood type A and “persistence,” which the authors define as “industriousness, diligence, and stability despite frustration and fatigue.”