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Poor sense of smell may signify a higher risk for pneumonia hospitalization in older adults

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Having a poor sense of smell is associated with higher risk of pneumonia in older adults aged 65 years or above, says a new cohort study from the Michigan State University, published in the journal Lancet Healthy Longevity.The study recruited participants from the Health, Aging and Body Composition study. Health data from 2494 older adults, ages 71-82, was analyzed to look for any association between poor sense of smell and a higher future risk of developing pneumonia. The participants were...
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