biological age


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biological age

One's present position in regard to the probability of survival. Determination of biological age requires assessment and measurement of the functional capacities of the life-limiting organ system, e.g., the cardiovascular system.
See also: age
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However the good news was telomeres can also lengthen, lowering biological age and as for now, it is strictly used for research purposes and not something that would translate into clinical practice, Christian cited.
Many people do not know these, but biological age can be made younger if somebody starts physical training, changes diet, takes medicines and normalizes many factors that were not in normal level before,' Zimlichman said.
This 23-chapter book explores mechanisms linking aging, disease, and biological age estimation, focusing on four of the hallmarks of aging--aspartic acid racemization, advanced glycation endproducts, telomere shortening, and mitochondrial DNA mutations--and their role in aging and diseases and their application in age-at-death estimation in forensic sciences.
Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, and part of the GlycanAge team, says: "We have been studying ageing in twins for 20 years and studying many different markers and predictors of age and biological age.
Chronological age is the number of years a person has lived, while biological age refers to how old a person (looks).
The results will compare your biological age to your chronological age.
Lead researcher James Timmons, of King's College London, said: "Our discovery provides the first robust molecular signature of biological age in humans and should be able to transform the way that age is used to make medical decisions.
Biological age is based on how healthy a person is compared with the average health of a large number of people of various ages.
People whose biological age was greater than their true age were more likely to die sooner than those whose biological and actual ages were the same.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with researchers in Australia and the US studied chemical changes to DNA to establish an individual's biological age which they compared with their actual age, Daily Mail reported.
The Life Length Telomere Analysis TechnologyEeA (TATEeA) offers a unique biomarker since telomeres are best predictors of biological age that is closely related with the onset of cardiovascular diseases the incidence of which is relatively high in this region particularly in the UAE.
As examples of changes in the general condition of patients after the course of natural recovery of organism functions at the Center for Health Rehabilitation "Health Workshop by Ustinova" Tables 1-4 and Figures 1-3 represent positive changes in the state of average blood pressure (BP), blood glucose, as well as changes of indicators of the biological age (the Voytenko-Tuokar method) before and after the two-week program for different age and gender groups of healthy people [3].

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