An Analysis on the Association Between ABO and Rh Blood Groups with Obesity
Overweight or obesity is a global and severe healthcare problem associated with many diseases. The rapid increase in the incidence of obesity all over the world devoted the researchers to analyze the parameters associated with obesity and overweight. The aim of the present study was to detect whether any connection exists between the ABO and Rh blood groups and obesity through statistical methods. Body length and body weight measurements of 306 female participants who referred to Sports Physiology and Blood Bank departments of Pendik Training and Research Hospital within Marmara University were obtained. Blood samples were also collected from each participant, and body mass index [BMI], ABO blood group and Rh blood groups were detected. The association of obesity with blood group and Rh blood group types was analyzed by statistical methods. Age, body weight, BMI, fat percentage, fat weight and muscle weight parameters of the participants were found statistically significant. In the logistic regression analysis conducted to detect the effect of ABO and Rh blood groups on obesity, a statistically significant association was found between ABO blood groups and obesity whereas a considerable association was also detected between Rh blood group and obesity. The authors found that the highest rate of the obese individuals was in A and Rh positive blood groups.
KeywordsABO blood groups Rh blood group Obesity Body mass index [BMI]
No funding was received for the present work.
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of interest
The authors declare no conflict of interest to publish this manuscript.
- 1.Physical status: the use and interpretation of anthropometry (1995) Report of a WHO Expert Committee World Health Organization technical report series, vol 854, pp 1–452Google Scholar
- 3.Rayner G, Lang T (2009) Obesity: using the ecologic public health approach to overcome policy cacophony. In: Copelman PG (ed) Clinical obesity in adults and children. Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, pp 452–70Google Scholar
- 8.Knowles SM (2001) Blood cell antigens and antibodies: erythrocytes, platelets and granulocytes. In: Lewis SM, Bain BJ, Bates I (eds) Dacie and Lewis practical haematology, 9th edn. Churchill Livingstone, London, pp 429–469Google Scholar
- 9.Sloan SR, Benjamin RJ, Friedmanlain DF, Webb J, Silberstein L (2003) Transfusion medicine. In: Nathan DG, Ginsburg D, Orkin SH, Look AT (eds) Nathan and Oski’s hematology of ınfancy and childhood, 6th edn. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 1709–1756Google Scholar
- 10.Reid ME, Calhoun L, Petz LD (2006) Erythrocyte antigens and antibodies. In: Lichtman MA, Beutler E, Coller BS, Kipps TJ, Seligsohn U (eds) Williams hematology, 7th edn. McGraw-Hill, New York, pp 2119–2136Google Scholar
- 16.Jafari E, Sebghatollahi V, Kolahdoozan S, Elahi E, Pourshams A (2012) Body mass index and ABO blood group among different ethnicities of the Golestan Cohort study subjects. Govaresh 17:50–54Google Scholar
- 17.Chandra T, Gupta A (2012) Association and distribution of hypertension, obesity and ABO blood group in blood donors. Iran J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2:140–145Google Scholar
- 22.Sukalingam K, Ganesan K (2015) Rh blood groupsesus blood group associated with risk to obesity and diabetes mellitus: a report on Punjabi population in Selangor, Malaysia. Int J Integr Med Sci 2:105–109Google Scholar