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Having A positive blood group. Does peanuts cause Atrial fibrillation?

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do peanuts bring on a- fib if you already have it my blood type is a pos
Posted Wed, 30 Oct 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it is not known to cause a fib

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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Atrial fibrillation is a cause of rapid irregular beating of the heart.

It can be caused by different conditions including an anaphylactic attack (this is a severe allergic reaction). This is the only situation in which the use of nuts can possibly result in a fib.
There was a medical study looking at over 20 000 persons published in nutrition journal which tried to determine if there was any connection between nut consumption and a fib. No association was found.

The other causes of a fib are: hormonal diseases, genetic factors, increasing age, neurological disease, alcohol or drug use, inflammation, reduced blood supply to the heart.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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