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While large data sets yield clear averages, anticipating the life expectancy of ONE person is nearly impossible.
This post is part of a series on biomarkers.
Nevertheless, there are some biomarkers of health and longevity that people should monitor.
Blood Urea Nitrogen is one of them.
[Note: This post does not convey medical advice. It only raises awareness. Please see a licensed medical professional if you have any questions or concerns about your health.]
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) measures one area of the body's waste elimination. Ingested proteins are processed by the liver into ammonia and then converted into a less toxic form, urea. The kidneys eliminate the urea through urine.