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5 Things Your Blood Type Says About Your Health

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5 Things Your Blood Type Says About Your Health

You can change your workouts and your diet. But there's nothing you can do to change your blood type, which is determined by microscopic substances—inherited from your parents—that live on the surface of your red blood cells. Those surface substances interact with your immune system in ways that change your risk for several common diseases. So depending on whether you're type A, B, AB, or O, you may be more or less likely to suffer from heart trouble, cancer, and several other maladies. Here's what your blood type could mean for you:

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