The ‘death test’? Scientists say they can predict your risks

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Biomarkers in a blood test can predict whether you are likely to die within five years, scientists report in PLOS Medicine.

“What is especially interesting is that these biomarkers reflect the risk for dying from very different types of diseases such as heart disease or cancer. They seem to be signs of a general frailty in the body,” says Dr. Johannes Kettunen of the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Finland. Continue reading

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