18 Nov '11, 9pm

TODAYonline | World | Stroke risk may be tied to blood type:US study via @addthis

ORLANDO - A new study suggests that the risk for stroke is tied to blood type, with men and women with type AB and women with type B facing greater risk than people with type O. The research cannot prove such a link. But it fits with other work tying A, B and AB to more risk of blood clots in the legs and heart attacks. Blood type O, the most common type, also has been tied to an increased risk of bleeding, which implies less chance of clots, the cause of most strokes. "There's increasing evidence that blood type might influence risk of chronic disease," said one of the study leaders, Dr JoAnn Manson, Chief of Preventive Medicine at Harvard Medical School's Brigham and Women's Hospital. "It's not at the level where we want to alarm people and we want to make that clear. But it's one more element of risk that people would want to know about", and it could give them one more...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC111119-0000039/Stroke...

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