Belsky says test to predict the pace of biological aging isn't ready for market
"Aging Tests Yield Varying Results" - Science Newsline. 11/16/2017.
In 2015, Duke's Daniel Belsky and colleagues used data from the life-long Dunedin, NZ study to develop 18 measures of biological aging for participants who were age 38 at the time. Their results were published in *PNAS*. In an expanded study published this week in *AJE*, Belsky et al. have found some disagreement about whether these measures all point in the same direction. Belsky says having measures of biological aging is important: “People age at different rates and geriatric medicine needs a way to measure that." But when measuring many different physiological indicators - from genes to blood markers to balance and grip strength - “you see a lot of disagreement.”
Additional Media Coverage:
"These tests can’t really say how fast you’re aging" - Futurity. 11/16/2017.
"Aging tests disagree with one another" - Gears of Biz. 11/17/2017.