The study is one of countless research programs around the world currently underway to develop the best “life calculator”. A life calculator that would be able to quantify the age of your cells, as opposed to your “chronological age”.
Researchers at Yale University behind this new paper insist that their measurements offer the most accurate, practical and easy-to-interpret result of any study to date since they have widely used factors that are measured in a annual physics.
They say the results could easily be translated into a 23AndMe style test in the near future. But unlike genetic tests, these results are not engraved in stone.
Lead author Dr Morgan Levine, a pathologist at Yale, told Daily Mail Online that his next goal was to identify the factors responsible for cellular aging so that doctors can help their patients extend their life by adjusting their diet or their habits.
“In young or middle-aged people, everyone thinks they are healthy and well, but that’s not always the case,” Levine told Daily Mail Online.
” This test could actually tell people their real risk, so they can monitor these factors before they become a problem. “