Biomarkers of Aging
Biomarkers of Aging

Biomarkers of Aging

Some people reach age 85 in very good physical and mental health. Others develop extensive physical or cognitive difficulties by age 70. For this reason, some physicians assert that a person's biological age, rather than their chronological age, is a more important indicator of health and potential lifespan.

Why are some people more susceptible to physical and mental deterioration as they get older and others less so? Is it even possible to measure biological age? Researchers are seeking the answers to these questions by trying to identify age-related changes that gauge physical age and predict the future onset of age-related diseases. These are called biomarkers of aging.

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