Type O and My Heart!
Marla Ahlgrimm explains that people with blood type O, for unexplainable reasons, have a lower risk of coronary heart disease. It’s theorized that something about type O blood reduces cholesterol and lessens the amount of blood-clotting proteins in the body. Something else people with both O+ and O- blood have in common is they have a lower risk of stomach cancer. Specifically, their risk is considerably lower than people with blood types A, B, and AB.
Something else that people with type O blood should consider is that the risk of getting malaria is lower than that of other blood types. An infected mosquito bite doesn’t have quite the same effect on type O.
For reasons above and others, Marla Ahlgrimm also notes that people with type O blood tend to live longer.
While type O blood does have plenty of benefits, it does put a woman at a greater risk of infertility. Although more research is needed to determine exactly why, type O blood tends to reduce the number of viable eggs in reproductive-aged women.
Type AB Blood
Regardless of blood type, Marla Ahlgrimm says that it’s important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine. She says that the healthiest people are those that stay fit and active and that don’t mind visiting their healthcare provider when they suspect a problem.