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2019 Aug



Comparability of biological aging measures in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, 1999-2002.


Hastings WJ, Shalev I, Belsky DW
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 Aug; 106:171-178.
PMID: 30999227.


Biological processes of aging are thought to be modifiable causes of many different chronic diseases. Measures of biological aging could provide sensitive endpoints for studies of risk factors hypothesized to shorten healthy lifespan and/or interventions that extend it. But uncertainty remains about how to measure biological aging and if proposed measures assess the same thing.