Fitness Magazine published an article recently stating that your blood type may be linked with stroke risk. As if I didn't have enough genetic baggage.
Women with "AB had a 28 percent increased risk for stroke, and women with type B had a 17 percent higher chance." Those with Type O may have "underlying protection from strokes." Damn you universal donors! At least my blood type is B, not AB. I am not in the highest risk category.
The article states that I should consult with my physician about other cardiovascular risk factors. Okay, I've already done that. I have a history of heart disease in the family along with a history of skin cancer. Now my blood type may have me at higher risk of stroke. Seriously?
I suppose I should really, really, really start to eat better and exercise more. In fact, I should head out for a run right now. It's a beautiful day and I need to lose weight and reduce my risks of heart disease and stroke.
Does red wine work for stroke as well as heart disease prevention? Perhaps I should test it.