Because of the potential for interpatient aging differences, gynecologists must assess each patient; chronologic age and biologic age
can differ significantly (Semin.
Chronologic age is usually only a very rough marker for biologic age
Gene expression profiling can determine the biologic age
of tissue, evaluating its maturity in terms of cumulative health and cell damage rather than chronological years.
Plummer quit smoking, started exercising, ate healthfully, lost 35 pounds, lowered her cholesterol, and reduced her biologic age
by more than 20 years, according to RealAge.
It does not take into account a family history of coronary heart disease, and it relies on a person's chronologic age rather than their biologic age
Patients easily understand when their biologic age
is younger (or older) than their chronological (birthday candle) age.
The underlying concept is that the biologic age
of a patient's arteries--their wear and tear as reflected in plaque burden measured as carotid IMT--is more important to coronary and cerebrovascular risk than the arteries' chronologic age.