The Sheekey Science Show – Aging Clocks

Aging clocks – how to measure biological age.

I hope you have some time on you hands as today we will talk all about aging clocks… When we think of age we typically think of our chronological age – how many years have passed since we were born.
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Whilst a useful measurement to assess risk for different diseases, it now seems there are even better ways of predicting your health status.
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This can be done by inferring biological age, an age that can be derived from different biomarkers and the use of aging clocks.
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This field of aging clocks is growing rapidly and there is now evidence to support the use of many different types of aging clocks; epigenetic/DNA methylation, transcriptomic, human microbiome and proteomic to name a few.
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But do they fulfil the key desirable features of aging clocks and what can we learn from them about the aging process?
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Well in this video we will address these areas and also see what aging clocks are currently commercially available as well as the future challenges the field faces.

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