Albumin levels as a predictor of mortality in the healthy elderly.


Serum albumin levels probably predict subsequent mortality in the elderly, but it is not clear whether this is independent of disease. A 3 year prospective study of 2342 healthy non-institutionalized men and women aged 50-89 years old, residing in Rancho Bernardo, California, confirmed the following findings. Serum albumin levels decreased with increasing… (More)


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