Loss of Smell: an Accurate 'Harbinger of Death'

October 3, 2014 12:14 AM

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Loss of Smell: an Accurate 'Harbinger of Death'

For aging adults, losing sense of smell is more of a tell that the grim reaper will be paying a visit very soon than any other symptom. That's according to a new study that explains how and why sense of smell is such a crucial indicator of mortality.

The study, recently published in the journal PLOS One, details how being unable to identify smells generally means an elderly patient only has up-to five more years to live.

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