A researcher from the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands
has reported that particular blood types may be risk factors for deep-vein
thrombosis (DVT). Dr. Vania Morelli maintains that people with blood
type A, B or AB are more susceptible to DVT. “A non-O blood type
strongly increases the risk in people who carry a variant of a protein
(called Factor V Leiden) involved in blood clotting.” Dr. Morelli
also suggested that awareness of one’s blood type might be a means
of improving DVT management.
Dr. Morelli presented her findings at the XXth Congress of the International
Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, held August 6-12 in Sydney, Australia.
Source: Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week, September 3, 2005