The study's findings need to be confirmed, says preventive cardiologist Richard A. Stein, MD, director of the exercise and nutrition program at NYU’s Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.
“I actually don’t know the blood types of any of my patients, and I would imagine that most cardiologists will tell you the same thing,” he says. “Maybe this will prove to be useful in our assessments of how aggressively to treat patients, but we aren’t there yet.”
He, M., Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Aug. 14, 2012.
Lu Qi, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; assistant professor of nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.
Richard A. Stein, MD, professor of medicine, NYU Langone School of Medicine; director of the exercise and nutrition program, Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York.