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A 52-year-old member asked:

What are reasons why there are different blood types and what do they do?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Do nothing: Blood groups do not do any thing, with rare exceptions. They are variations in the genetic make up of different individuals. It is just like having different eye or hair colors. The different colors do not do anything and the same is true for blood groups. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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What are the different blood types?

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What makes type O blood different from other blood types?

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Can a family member be a different blood type?

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