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A revolutionary blood test that can estimate your organs' biological age

Test could help in the early detection of disease and prevention strategies


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Scientists at Stanford University have developed a blood test to assess the ageing rate of 11 major organs, such as the heart, brain, and lungs, in order to predict potential organ failure.

The test was conducted on thousands of mostly middle-aged or older adults to identify individuals with fast-ageing organs, with one in five healthy adults aged 50 or above showing signs of at least one rapidly ageing organ.

Results indicate that having one or more organs ageing rapidly is associated with a higher risk of specific diseases and mortality over the next 15 years.

The study suggests the test could aid in predicting diseases such as heart failure or dementia.

The university has submitted a patent for the test, but further studies are required to validate its accuracy and effectiveness, especially in diverse populations. 

The research was published in the journal Nature.

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A revolutionary blood test that can estimate your organs' biological age