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The Dunedin Pace of Aging measurement offers an instantaneous look at a person’s current pace of aging.
Its algorithm acts like a speedometer, showing how accelerated or slowed a person’s aging, with only one test.
Able to identify accelerated aging and predict long-term risk of poor health, chronic disease, and dying earlier.
When comparing DNA samples tested twice from 183 patients, DunedinPACE has less variation between samples.
With real-time feedback, healthcare practitioners can test the impact of supplements or diets on a person.
Phenotypic changes measured with DunedinPACE include: facial phenotypes, balance & coordination, grip strength, cortical thickness & brain surface area, eyesight, hearing, lung function, dental health, bone density, and additional values.
"DunedinPACE is the only aging measure so far that was trained on biological change," - Terrie Moffitt from Duke University.
This algorithm is being validated in saliva. Investigations into genomic associations have already begun.