A metabolic profile of all-cause mortality risk identified in an observational study of 44,168 individuals

A large-scale study has identified 14 biomarkers associated with life expectancy in general population as well as in the elderly cohorts.

The identified markers include various amino acids, blood lipid measures, fatty acids, and biomarkers of glycolysis, fluid balance and inflammation. The study is extremely relevant as the new biomarker score will enable researchers to better predict mortality risk when compared to conventional risk factors, such as disease history, blood pressure and smoking.

For this study, researchers examined blood samples of 44,168 individuals from 12 cohorts that included people from various age groups ranging from 18 to 109 years, all of the European descent.