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PostSubject: Loss of sense of smell linked to death within 5 years.   Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:43 pm

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Loss of the sense of smell predicted death more accurately than did a diagnosis of cancer, heart failure or lung disease, the only other common cause of predicting it more accurately being severe liver damage. But the researchers stress that it is unlikely to be a cause of death itself, arguing only that it is a harbinger for what is to come, and suggesting two possible reasons why this might be so.


The tip of the olfactory nerve, which contains the smell receptors, is the only part of the human nervous system that is continuously regeneratedby stem cells. The production of new smell cells declines with age, and this is associated with a gradual reduction in our ability to detect and discriminate odours. Loss of smell may indicate that the body is entering a state of disrepair, and is no longer capable of repairing itself
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http://www.theguardian.com/science/neurophilosophy/2014/oct/01/your-nose-knows-death-is-imminent

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PostSubject: Re: Loss of sense of smell linked to death within 5 years.   Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:25 pm

wow....

I now have a better appreciation for my sons socks. When I feel like im going to die. Ill just go smell those. Because if I cant smell those, Its certain. Im dead.

That is interesting though... I will be paying attention to that from now on.
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