Blood Type (AB) Association With Memory Problems? (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary

US research suggests a possible link between the rare AB blood type, which occurs in 4% of the population, and memory problems in later life. People with blood group AB and those with higher factor VIII (FVIII), appear more likely to develop thinking and memory problems.

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Reference

Briggs, H. (2014). Blood group ‘link to memory loss’. London: BBC Health News, September 11th 2014.

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Reference

Alexander, KS. Zakai, NA. Gillett, S. [et al] (2014). ABO blood type, factor VIII, and incident cognitive impairment in the REGARDS cohort. Neurology, September 10th 2014, [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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