Published Jan. 18 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. By examining tiny vessels inside a person’s eyes, doctors might one day be able to predict that person’s risk of early death, according to a new study.
Though the risk of illness and early death generally increases with chronological age, that risk can vary quite a bit among individuals of the same age, according to a statement. That difference can be explained by a person’s “biological age,” which unlike chronological age ticks at an individual rate for each person, depending on several health factors.
Previous studies have explored various biomarkers in the body that might be able to determine a person’s biological age, including specific genes, cognitive abilities, blood pressure and immune system function, Live Science previously reported. READ MORE