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Title: blood type and AI
Post by: lori on August 04, 2011, 12:44:38 PM
just curious- what is your blood type. according to the " eat for your type" diet blood type A is prone to AI, cancer and  unless i switch to a vegetarian diet im an in poor shape to fight any cancer i may get.... thought it would be interesting to see hwo many of us sjogrens are type A anyhow. i also posted on RA forum....your thoughts please

lori
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Post by: Aquarius on August 04, 2011, 12:53:49 PM
I am type O and have had severe sicca for a few years now.
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Post by: A66eyroad on August 04, 2011, 01:02:26 PM
I'm A+.   (My sister used to tell me my father was type B and my mother was type O so I was BO.)
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Post by: Iris on August 04, 2011, 01:11:28 PM
I'm type B negative..
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Post by: mshistory on August 04, 2011, 01:14:36 PM
I'm type A+
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Post by: sissyjane on August 04, 2011, 01:22:04 PM
B+
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Post by: lighthouse33 on August 04, 2011, 01:23:01 PM
A+
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Post by: anita on August 04, 2011, 01:47:54 PM
B+
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Post by: Babs659 on August 04, 2011, 01:56:07 PM
I think there was a poll about this a while ago.  I'm O+.
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Post by: rnathans on August 04, 2011, 02:00:14 PM
I am A and have been a vegetarian for years.
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Post by: susan on August 04, 2011, 03:18:27 PM
I'm A+
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Post by: Joe S. on August 04, 2011, 03:20:01 PM
O+ no rejection factors
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Post by: smallfry on August 04, 2011, 04:18:57 PM
I'm O negative
smallfry
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Post by: katyjo on August 04, 2011, 04:47:05 PM
A+, I think mostly vegetables work well for my system.  I read a book about eating for your blood type years ago.  It was interesting to me to find that A+ is common for my nationality.  Therefore, it made sense that it would be healthier for me to eat foods that my forefathers ate, which is lots of veggies.  Cancer is not common in my family but I always thought aches and pains always comes with age.  My familiy members never took any medicine for aches and pains. 
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Post by: Nancy60 on August 04, 2011, 05:53:21 PM
I am A+, not vegetarian, but do tend to eat more like a vegetarian than a meat eater.  I have found I feel better if I avoid meat, and dairy although I will eat some on occasion. 

Nancy
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Post by: love2teach on August 04, 2011, 05:57:23 PM
O negative
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Post by: really? on August 04, 2011, 06:15:40 PM
O positive
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Post by: williak on August 04, 2011, 06:40:17 PM
O negative
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Post by: Patze on August 04, 2011, 06:55:43 PM
Another A+


Patze
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Post by: eyeamdry on August 04, 2011, 07:05:08 PM
I am A+ and a breast and skin cancer survivor.  Have been vegetarian since I was about 10 years old.  That was a long, long time ago. 

Lucy
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Post by: newhorizons on August 04, 2011, 07:15:24 PM
O negative
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Post by: Carebear on August 04, 2011, 07:19:24 PM
O positive.
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Post by: schika on August 04, 2011, 07:38:57 PM
AB positive
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Post by: Rose G on August 04, 2011, 07:57:02 PM
I thought I was going to be the first one with my type, but the one right before this was the same as mine....I am AB+
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Post by: Meld256 on August 04, 2011, 10:15:34 PM
I'm another A positive. (interesting question!) 
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Post by: Daisy1234 on August 05, 2011, 12:23:01 AM
I'm also AB+
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Post by: Diane54 on August 05, 2011, 04:32:30 AM
O negative here!
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Post by: Doxie on August 05, 2011, 08:27:30 AM
A+ for me . . .
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Post by: ohiolady on August 05, 2011, 08:37:49 AM
o+
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Post by: Nancy60 on August 05, 2011, 12:53:24 PM
I got these facts from the Am. Red Cross.  If anyone is good at statistics, I wonder how our percentages compare to the normal population. 

O positive is the most common blood type. Not all ethnic groups have the same mix of these blood types. Hispanic people, for example, have a relatively high number of O?s, while Asian people have a relatively high number of B?s. The mix of the different blood types in the U.S. population is:

         Caucasians                  African American                 Hispanic                    Asian
O +         37%                               47%                               53%                       39%
O -            8%                                 4%                                 4%                         1%
A +         33%                                24%                               29%                       27%
A -            7%                                  2%                                 2%                         0.5%
B +           9%                                 18%                                9%                        25%
B -            2%                                   1%                                1%                          0.4%
AB +         3%                                   4%                                2%                          7%
AB -          1%                                   0.3%                             0.2%                       0.1%

 
Some patients require a closer blood match than that provided by the ABO positive/negative blood typing. For example, sometimes if the donor and recipient are from the same ethnic background the chance of a reaction can be reduced. That?s why an African-American blood donation may be the best hope for the needs of patients with sickle cell disease, 98 percent of whom are of African-American descent.
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Post by: lori on August 06, 2011, 06:27:09 AM
wow Nancy- that is cool info...


I honestly dont think AI is deternined by bolld type- its all the garbage our bodies are exposed to inour foods and in the enviroment..... :-\
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Post by: jazzlover on August 06, 2011, 09:50:39 AM
I'm B ... don't know if it's + or -

Mom was AB
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Post by: LisaMarie on June 26, 2012, 12:28:40 PM
I found this old thread and found it to be interesting....donated blood today and I got to thinking about blood types and eating.  Never thought that it would matter but it makes sense.  So, I went ahead and the totals for the thread as it was up to this point...

Sjogren's  Blood Statistics for our board - not scientific

31 replies (including me - I'm A+)

A   2       6%
A+   11  35%
AB+ 3    10%
B  1        3%
B- 1        3%
B+ 2       6%
O 7        23%
O+ 4      13%

I think it would be interesting to know out of the different blood types, who has confirmed diagnosis based on blood work and tests?  For example, I'm A+ and cannot get a diagnosis from blood work.
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Post by: Iris on June 26, 2012, 12:37:20 PM
I'm B- and only have a diagnosis from symptoms and positive ANA..
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Post by: sarahjane on June 26, 2012, 12:53:41 PM
A+ and family history of AI and cancer
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Post by: lolo1979 on June 26, 2012, 01:01:43 PM
Type A+
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Post by: cargillwitch on June 26, 2012, 01:11:26 PM
this IS very interesting!
 type O is the most common blood type in the general population .

 I am A negative with so much family history of AI disease we should be a case study!
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Post by: Linda196 on June 26, 2012, 01:14:27 PM
In order to place this in context, you have to remember that the distribution of blood types isn't equal, and the proportions vary around the world, making it difficult to see if certain types are more commonly found in certain disease processes.

The statistics I have at hand are for Canada (no surprise) but the breakdown is:
A-__6%
A+__36%
B-___1.4%
B+__7.6%
AB-__0.5%
AB+__2.5%
O-___7%
O+___39%

I'm A+, and have high levels of almost all AI antibodies with the exception of dsDNA, and highly positive lip and lymph node biopsies.
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Post by: Belsey1 on June 26, 2012, 01:16:33 PM
A+ for me.
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Post by: 4Kids on June 26, 2012, 01:26:55 PM
A+.
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Post by: Madison Granny on June 26, 2012, 01:29:33 PM
I'm A+/
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Post by: MissyLouWho? on June 26, 2012, 01:57:38 PM
A+ for both me and my mom who has lupus.
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Post by: Skylar on June 26, 2012, 02:56:39 PM
I'm sorry but I find this whole thing silly.

Your body makes so many important proteins in order to function -enzymes, hormones, and immune molecules etc. and to only focus on a incredibly tiny number that determine your blood group doesn't make any scientific sense. It is only of importance when you need a blood transfusion.
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Post by: slccom on June 26, 2012, 03:08:23 PM
AB+ Here.  There do seem to be a slight excess of AB+s here, though. Sharon
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Post by: Cdbhappy on June 26, 2012, 03:32:31 PM
A+. Definitely not a vegetarian, but don't eat much meat.
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Post by: Bobbie on June 26, 2012, 03:37:47 PM
o- for me
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Post by: iraisin on June 26, 2012, 03:47:14 PM
B+, and a vegan. It works (better than not being a vegan) for me.
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Post by: Gayle on June 26, 2012, 05:18:48 PM
AB-
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Post by: jazzlover on June 26, 2012, 06:26:24 PM
B something
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Post by: eye2dry on June 26, 2012, 06:39:37 PM
O positive.

dx by positive labs for sjogrens


eye2dry
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Post by: KarenR on June 26, 2012, 11:19:14 PM
I'm an A but I don't remember if I'm positive or negative. I think I remember associating it with my grades in school, which would be A negative since no matter how hard I tried in high school and college, I just couldn't get straight As!
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Post by: gmomjuju on June 27, 2012, 06:34:43 AM
A+
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Post by: Skylar on June 27, 2012, 06:59:52 AM
I hope these statistics will add to the fun:

Blood Types in the U.S. - from the website bloodcenter.stanford.edu/about_blood/blood_types

Blood Type & Rh    How Many Have It    Frequency
O    Rh Positive    1 person in 3    37.4%
O    Rh Negative    1 person in 15    6.6%
A    Rh Positive    1 person in 3    35.7%
A    Rh Negative    1 person in 16    6.3%
B    Rh Positive    1 person in 12    8.5%
B    Rh Negative    1 person in 67    1.5%
AB    Rh Positive    1 person in 29    3.4%
AB    Rh Negative    1 person in 167    .6%

I found this old thread and found it to be interesting....donated blood today and I got to thinking about blood types and eating.  Never thought that it would matter but it makes sense.  So, I went ahead and the totals for the thread as it was up to this point...

Sjogren's  Blood Statistics for our board - not scientific

31 replies (including me - I'm A+)

A   2       6%
A+   11  35%
AB+ 3    10%
B  1        3%
B- 1        3%
B+ 2       6%
O 7        23%
O+ 4      13%

I think it would be interesting to know out of the different blood types, who has confirmed diagnosis based on blood work and tests?  For example, I'm A+ and cannot get a diagnosis from blood work.
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Post by: ashewoman on June 27, 2012, 07:09:11 AM
I'm sorry... Maybe I have brain fog too bad to understand.  :D Are we saying that people with certain blood types are more likely to have Sjogrens? Or are we saying that they are less likely to get positive tests? or something else?  I'm confused... :(  GG
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Post by: Cdbhappy on June 27, 2012, 08:46:26 AM
I think the comparisons of the statistics is very interesting.  Wonder if there is a Sjogrens investigator who has a bigger sample of data and how that would compare to our members?

Cdbhappy
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Post by: prunella on July 03, 2012, 06:03:02 PM
I am blood type O-.  I n researching blood type diets, I came across a statement linking type O with autoimmune conditions.  The reference is in the very last section of the article.

http://www.dadamo.com/science_ABO_cancer.htm

be well,
beth
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Post by: gmomjuju on July 03, 2012, 07:35:33 PM
O+
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Post by: Ark mom on July 03, 2012, 07:37:38 PM
O+
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Post by: gold55 on July 03, 2012, 08:07:02 PM
I am A+ and I show the SSA Ro Antibody in my bloodwork.
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Post by: Karen13 on July 03, 2012, 10:02:45 PM
B+
My mom has it too and she is 0
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Post by: wendyoh on July 03, 2012, 11:08:12 PM
o negative
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Post by: Crymeariver on July 07, 2012, 05:42:06 PM
O positive. 
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Post by: jpd54 on July 09, 2012, 08:05:08 AM
O-   I used to donate blood, but then I was told if I had Sjogren's, I couldn't.  Anyone know if this is true?  Since I'm a universal donor, Red Cross was always calling me.

   jpd
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Post by: eye2dry on July 09, 2012, 09:36:47 AM
I was told by the Red Cross and by my rheumy I couldn't donate d/t my being on methotrexate.

Then somewhere on this forum someone mentioned you can't donate if you have autoimmune disease but not sure about that. Unsure if they meant all AI disease or just certain ones.

I am O pos. and the Red Cross were always after me too.
I did like to donate...miss helping out now.

eye2dry
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Post by: kellyk on July 09, 2012, 07:44:33 PM
A positive
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Post by: wendyoh on July 09, 2012, 10:46:10 PM
interesting
why would they say you can't donate if you have an autoimmune problem? are they admitting its infectious. that is so lame, the way that medical care is conducted due to insurance co. pressure and lame CDC vs. organizations like red cross operating off of science.  they won't take people with htlv and screen for that but yet if they can't figure out what is wrong with you how often do clinics ever suggest testing for htlv?????????