The DNAage test works by analysing methylation patterns on the DNA in cells from your blood sample to assess several measurable determinants of the way you are aging
The DNAage test works by analysing methylation patterns on the DNA in cells from your blood sample to assess several measurable determinants of the way you are aging. You will receive three reports:
- Cellular age
- Pace of Aging
- Telomere Length
The Cellular age report uses algorithms to analyse 10,000 methylation sites on your DNA. Collecting this level of data means that the test measures both the methylation at sites known to relate to aging, and the sites that can contribute to the cause of the patterns of aging. This test gives you insight on you how your cells are acting and informs you whether the activities you are doing are having a positive impact on how well you are aging.
The Pace of Aging report tells you how many biological years you are aging, per calendar year. This test is a measure of the lifestyle behaviours and stressors are impacting the rate at which you are aging now. A score of 1 would mean that you are aging 1 biological year per calendar year. Whereas a score of 0.8 would mean that you are aging only 0.8 of a biological year per calendar year. This score is a predictor of age-related risk of poor health. A score higher than 1 means that your risk of developing a health condition in the next 7 years is greater compared to a score less than 1.
This test can be used to measure the impact that lifestyle and dietary changes, or supplement regimes, have on the way you are aging.
The Telomere Length report tells you the length of your telomeres and how your results compare to your peer age group. Telomeres are structures designed to protect the end of your chromosomes, similar to the caps found at the end of shoelaces. Telomeres play a role in the health of your cells. The length of your telomeres is an indicator of the health of your cells, and shorter telomeres have been linked to an increased risk of age-related diseases.