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Unique Blood Characteristics In Individuals With Exceptional Lifespan

Centenarians, once rare, have become common, in fact, they are the fastest-growing demographic group in the world’s population, doubling nearly every decade since the 1970s.

We have long known how long people can live and what determines a long healthy life. Plato and Aristotle discussed and wrote about the aging process for over 2,300 years.

However, it is not easy to study to understand the secret of this extraordinary length. It is a complex interaction of genetic predisposition and lifestyle factors, as well as their intertwining in a person’s life.

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This problem has not been studied at all levels of severity, but two studies have shown a slight increase in life expectancy in people with type O (compared to type A)

Whether this is due to a genetic link, or simply because the modern high-fat diet and high-stress lifestyle itself is more toxic, so type A is not determined compared to type O. Of course, the said studies are conducted on a small number of people and were not repeated.

Unique blood characteristics in elderly

An older study looking at different longevity rates across countries found the rate was Influenced by the percentage of type A in the population.

Because they say:

” Countless Influences can cause diseases of all kinds, including the high incidence of certain cancers in older people, climate Influences, obesity, and malnutrition, as well as the abuse of coffee, tea, tobacco and alcohol, drugs, and lack of exercise.

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Wherever blood type A predominates, the gene groups form factor A. The Influence of blood genes varies depending on the underlying disease, the effectiveness of exogenous factors, and the overall constitution of each patient.

The study conducted by researchers from the US National Cancer Institute and Tehran University of Medical Sciences studied a group of 50,045 people over 40 in Iran. All participants were first interviewed and their blood type determined

The study results showed that people with non-O blood types ( A, B, and AB) in this follow-up had an average 9%  higher risk of dying from medical diseases and a 15% higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease.

Nineteen-years olds have long been interested in science that helps us understand how to live longer and perhaps how to improve as we age. Until now, the study of centenarians has often been small-scale and focused on selected groups, with the exception of, for example, centenarians living in nursing homes.

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In the study, the biomarker profiles of people who lived more than 10 years and less than their Peers were compared. The study tried to show a relationship between the profiles and the risk of becoming a centenarian.

The research included data from 44,000 Swedes who had their health assessed from 64 to 99 years of age. These participants were then followed for up to 35 years with Swedish register data. Of these men, 7.7% lived to a hundred and twenty years old. Most 85% of centenarians were women. Twelve blood biomarkers related to inflammation, metabolism, liver and kidney function, and potential malnutrition and anemia were included.

These biomarkers reflect the possibility of a particular type of blood group being more succeptible to some possible disease than the order. But despite the Influence a particular type of blood group could have over others, it is worth knowing that there are numerous factors that could influence individual longevity like lifestyle and other health conditions.

The ABO blood group system is associated with several parameters of healthy aging and disease development. Knowledge of the ABO blood group might be of interest for more personalized approaches toward health maintenance and the prevention of diseases.

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