31 May 2020

New blood test shows how quickly you are ageing

From Sunday Morning, 8:40 am on 31 May 2020

A new blood test has been developed to indicate a person's "pace of ageing", meaning it can estimate a person's biological age and help indicate whether they are more prone to develop chronic disease. While it may be a long way off from being commercially available, the blood test is simpler, faster and cheaper than using traditional biomarkers of ageing. Professor Richie Poulton from The Dunedin Study joins the show to tell us more.