People age at wildly different rates

Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015


People’s bodies age at wildly different rates, new research shows.

The study of almost 1,000 38-year olds found that “a good many participants had biological ages in the 50s, while one, described by scientists as an extreme case, had a biological age of 61 years old.”

If a 38-year-old had a biological age of 40, it implied a “pace of ageing” of 1.2 years per year over the 12 year study period found the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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