Have you ever heard "age is nothing but a number?" As it turns out, there is some truth to the saying. Traditionally, your biological age is treated as the most significant risk factor to your health, but age is more complex than how many times you've circled the sun. Here, we introduce you to the concept of biological age and the science behind it.
This article demonstrates how your biological age, which is derived from your own molecular and physical measurements, is a better predictor of your personal health. We investigated the biological age of over three thousand individuals using a method of deep phenotyping, or clinically characterizing a range of an individual's traits to develop a more precise and reliable metric of overall health and wellness.