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Genetic tests can provide a better picture of cardiovascular disease risk than blood tests

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23Strands News August 30, 2021

It has been shown that blood group plays a role in how a person is infected by viruses and bacteria and even for the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

In a new study published by Uppsala university in Sweden, they have determined that an individual's blood group based on genetic tests instead of merely traditional blood tests can provide a better picture of the risk of cardiovascular diseases. If a patient has two genetic variants of A, B or AB, the risk is twice as high compared with if one is O.