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Sense of smell ‘may predict lifespan’

Measuring people’s sense of smell in later life could help doctors predict how likely they are to be alive in five years’ time, a PLOS One study suggests. A survey of 3,000 adults found 39% with the poorest sense of smell were dead within five years – compared to just 10% who identified odours correctly. Scientists say the loss of ...

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