It turned out that, indeed, people varied widely in biological aging: The slowest ager gained only 0.4 “biological years” for each chronological year in age; in contrast, the fastest-aging participant gained nearly 2.5 biological years for every chronological year.
And by age 45, rapid biological agers were already showing some health indicators normally associated with old age.
Compared with their peers, they moved more slowly, had weaker grip strength, and more problems with balance, vision and hearing.
Differences in mental sharpness were clear, too, the researchers found.
Author(s): Amy Norton, HealthDay News
Publication Date: 19 March 2021
Publication Site: UPI