Are you going to die within the next five years? A new online questionnaire may be able to tell you.
Ubble, the U.K. longevity explorer, uses data from the U.K. Biobank to determine a set of 655 measures and risk factors that can affect the odds of premature death, the Guardian reports. The website contains a series of 11 to 13 questions that will produce the odds of death within the next five years for men and women between the ages of 40 to 70.
Andrea Ganna, one of the scientists behind the project, explained the findings to the Guardian: “We hope that our score might eventually enable doctors to quickly and easily identify their highest risk patients, although more research will be needed to determine whether it can be used in this way in a clinical setting,” he said. “Of course, the score has a degree of uncertainty and shouldn’t be seen as a deterministic prediction. For most people, a high risk of dying in the next five years can be reduced by increased physical activity, smoking cessation, and a healthy diet.”
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