Smell Test Could Sniff Out When You'll Die

October 2, 2014 5:50 PM

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They say you should trust your gut, but maybe it's really the nose that knows. Turns out, the olfactory organ we all take for granted can do more than let you know when it's time to take out the garbage -- it can sniff out death, too.

A new study says your sense of smell, or lack thereof, could be a strong indicator of whether you'll live another five years. Researchers at the University of Chicago had 3,000 men and women, between their late-50s and mid-80s, perform a smell test and then followed up with them five years later to ...

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