How do taste and smell disorders affect mortality risk?

Updated: Jul 07, 2020
  • Author: Eric H Holbrook, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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An association has also been recognized between smell loss and increased risk of mortality. [32] This has been found to be unrelated to dementia and may be an indicator of deteriorating health. [33]


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