Most of us don't spend too much time thinking about our blood type unless we are in our doctor's office, but our blood type is a component of our health worth looking at. There are a number of fascinating things your blood type says about you and you health, so it can be interesting to know your blood type and figure out how to work with what your genes have given you. Although there isn't much science supporting things like specific lifestyle choices for blood types, there are some studies that indicate how your blood type can predict your risk for certain diseases.
"Blood type, generally defined as the presence and combination of A, B and Rh D antigens presented on your red blood cells, matters because it determines which blood type you can receive during a blood transfusion," Chief Science Officer and co-founder of LifeVault Bio/GoodCell, Brad Hamilton tells Bustle. "If you receive the wrong blood type in a transfusion, your body can potentially reject the blood cells transfused with fatal consequences for the recipient. In addition to defining transfusion compatibility, blood types have also been associated with certain health risks."
Here are five fascinating things your blood type can tell you about your health, according to experts.