Immune age: what is it and how is it determined

We usually use the date of birth to determine a person’s age, but scientists think that this metric is already outdated. But the immune age is something new.

When we talk about the age of people, we usually mean the chronological age, which is calculated by the number of years since the birth of a person. At the same time, different factors of the development of the body are not taken into account, which is why 2 people of the same age may look different.

Biological age more accurately determines the state of the body. For example, you may be 60 years old, but thanks to your good habits and healthy lifestyle, you will look 10-15 years younger, and your body will feel great. Biological age is influenced by many factors, including food, sports and sleep, so 2 people born in the same year may have a very different biological age.

But why do some people age faster and others slower? The fact is that aging and biological age largely depend on how the immune system functions. Every year that we live, the quality of his work changes: the child’s immunity is weak, because he is just beginning to adapt to the environment in order to become stronger in adolescence and adulthood, but by old age he weakens again.

In addition, a lot depends on the genes that affect the immune system. For example, if a person is genetically predisposed to certain diseases, the problem often cannot be solved by simply changing the lifestyle.

Immune age is an assessment of how the immune system works. A lot of data from blood samples from the trajectory of immune aging (IMM-AGE), which describes a person’s immune status better than chronological age.

Thanks to this analysis, you can find weaknesses in the immune system, for example, to see if a person is susceptible to certain diseases. That’s why the immune age is the most accurate way to determine a person’s health status, no matter how young or old they look.

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