1. People with Type A blood tend to have higher cortisol levels than those with other blood types. Cortisol is the stress-relieving hormone.
2. People with Type O blood are twice as likely to be bitten by mosquitos.
3. People with Type A blood are least attractive to mosquitos.
4. Those with blood Type O are less likely to contract malaria.
5. The likelihood of those with Type AB blood developing memory problems that lead to dementia is 4%.
6. Those with Type A blood are more at risk of becoming alcoholics than others.
7. People with Type A blood are also advised to refrain from smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and being overweight due to being at higher risk of developing gastric cancers than other blood types.
8. Anyone with a blood Type that isn't type O is 60-80% more at risk of developing blood clots, as well as being at greater risk of developing coronary heart disease.
9. The proportion and profile of your intestinal bacteria are influenced by your blood type.
10. Blood Type B has 50,000 times the amount of friendly bacteria than blood types A and O do.
11. Ketsueki-Geta is based on the notion that blood types actually have a bearing on personality traits. For instance, people with Type B blood are said to be passionate, creative and strong, but also selfish, unforgiving and irresponsible. This idea is NOT based on science.
12. There are even blood type-based diets, as championed by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, who reckons that people with blood Type O should eat lean meats and seafood while avoiding dairy and gluten.
13. Type O Negative blood can be donated universally to individuals with any other blood type.
14. Similarly, Type AB+ plasma can be donated to all blood types. Plasma is often used to treat burn and shock victims.
15. People with Type B blood would do well to eat leafy greens, vegetables and plenty of fruit.
16. People with Type O blood are supposedly strong-willed and confident, as well as self-centered and unpredictable.
17. Those with Type O blood are more at risk of developing a stomach ulcer due to a particular bacteria they harbor.
18. With the above being said, those with Type O blood are more than one-third less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than other blood types.
19. People with Type A blood would do well to focus on eating berries, apples, and avocados, as well as broccoli and carrots.
20. If you happen to have Type AB Negative blood, you have the rarest blood type of all, with just 1% of all people having it.