Dear GRG Member,
Re aging biomarkers and health measures
How Old Are You? 3D Face Scan Reveals Biological Age Better Than A Blood
By Susan Scutti
Apr 1, 2015 02:44 PM
– A simple 3D image scan of your face is more accurate than a blood test in
determining your true or biological age.
– “the overall state of aging can be accurately assessed, much more
accurately than routine physical examinations.”
– No reliable aging marker currently exists
– Since aging is a primary risk factor for quite a few diseases, any doctor
who wishes to assess your individual risk of a given condition must guess at
your biological age.
– The team of researchers – some associated with the Beijing Centers for
Diseases Control and Prevention and others with the Chinese
– Academy of Sciences-Max Planck Partner Institute for Computational Biology
– tasked themselves with finding an accurate age marker.
– The question: Which would better predict a person’s true age: the face or
– Faces were scanned with 3DMD’s face imaging technology and researchers
took blood samples and worked up a full profile. Other tests were performed
to assess each participant’s health status
– After comprehensive analysis, the team generated a topographical map
highlighting particular facial landmarks to show how the human face ages.
– Four measurements were ID’d that might be used to indicate physiological
age for both sexes.
– There’s a close relationship between face and blood, but face trumps blood
Source: Chen W, Qian W, Wu G, et al. Three-dimensional human facial
morphologies as robust aging markers. Cell Research. 2015.
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