While the identification of different blood groups began in the early 1900’s, there still isn’t much consensus over the evolutionary meaning behind them. Blood types are identified by the types and quantities of different proteins which are found on red blood cells. The proteins are glycoproteins and glycolipids, and different combinations will result in incompatibility for ... Continue Reading
What Are the Blood Types Really for?
Why do we have blood types and why do they matter? And is knowing your blood type helpful? These are questions still shrouded in mystery. This post from Business Insider sheds light on why we have blood types and why do they matter. When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was ... Continue Reading
Does Blood Type Affect Memory Loss In Older Adults?
New research suggests that people with blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later years than people with other blood types. AB is the least common blood type, found in about 4 percent of the U.S. population. People with blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later years than people with other blood types, according to a study published ... Continue Reading
Important Health Risks That Come With Your Blood Type
Most people are aware knowing your blood type is important for medical emergencies like transfusions, but did you know your blood type may also reveal several important genetic traits that influence your overall health? Research has shown that certain blood types may be predisposed to various conditions from stomach ulcers to heart disease. Another important consideration is ... Continue Reading