Sniff your way to longer life: Study suggests ability to smell is an indicator of longevity

October 2, 2014 11:31 AM

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Sniff your way to longer life: Study suggests ability to smell is an indicator of longevity

Anosmia, or the inability to decipher common smells, is one of the strongest predictors of death -- far more accurate than the existence of cancer, heart disease or lung problems, a new study suggests. Older adults with olfactory dysfunction are three times more likely to die in five years.(Photo : Martin Cathrae)

Anosmia, or the inability to decipher common smells, is one of the strongest predictors of death -- far more accurate than the existence of cancer, heart disease or lung problems, a new study suggests. Older adults with olfactory dysfunction are three times more likely to die in five years.

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