Scientists have learned to “predict” the risk of death by level of lymphocytes in the blood. Reporters found that “Phrase”, it was done by researchers from the University of Copenhagen.
So, Danish scientists said, the newspaper writes, Canadian medical association journal that a “low level of lymphocytes in the blood indicates an increased risk of premature death.”
They recall that lymphocytes represent the “blood cells from the group of white blood cells responsible for the body’s resistance and immune system cells, which are the first obstacle to the spread of various diseases, including cancer.”
Scientists say: “the Increased level of lymphocytes in the blood is when the person is infected with something and the body is fighting a virus or infection.”
In their words, “increasing the number of cells is traditionally a matter of concern”.
It is noted that “lymphopenia is a reduction in the concentration of lymphocytes in the blood may be an early warning of increased vulnerability of the organism to various infections and a significant increase in mortality risk”.
The researchers say: “the Low level of lymphocytes be easily detected during normal blood tests, but patients are usually not sent for further examination, because the value of lymphopenia as a predictor of future disease was not known”.
The survey, which took place in 2003-2015 year was attended by more than 108 thousand people aged 20-100 years. For all the time died a little more than 10.3 thousand person
Scientists have found that “the risk of mortality from all negative causes in patients with a low lymphocyte count was 60% higher than people with normal levels. 1.5-2.8 times, they had an increased risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular, respiratory diseases, and various infections.”
It is noted that such people “had a higher risk of dying from any cause, regardless of other risk factors for mortality, including age.”
The researchers say that they have “reduced resistance of the organism in a potentially life-threatening diseases.”
According to them, “it is dangerous for the elderly, in which the number of lymphocytes, and so reduced”.