Loss of Smell May Be a Strong Predictor of Death

October 2, 2014 8:19 PM

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Being unable to smell coffee in the morning could be a predictor of increased risk of death within five years, according to a recent study.

Researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center found that olfactory dysfunction was better at predicting mortality than a diagnosis of heart failure, cancer or lung disease, Reuters reported. Only severe liver damage was a more powerful predictor of death. For those already at high risk, ...

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