Some new biomarkers of aging

I just browsed Ward Dean’s book entitled Biological aging measurement If the reader turns to Chapter 8 beginning on page 72  you can see  data from the University of South Wales on 6 parameters- beginning with BUN (blood urea nitrogen), FEV1,(forced vital capacity ),SBP (systolic blood pressure), AP (alkaline phosphatase), ESR (Erythrocyte sedimentation rate ), and C Cholesterol in mg/100 ml. They compare tlevalues from people of different biological ages.

Although it is somewhat difficult to compare the values, it appear that the values are different from differant age groups . It may be that when a doctor finds an elevated value he should be aware that they may just indicate that the  natural aging process of that individual  is more activate than others for that chronological age group- just like you see some people who have more facial wrinkles than others off the same age group.

Coenzyme Q 10 -Another biomarker of the aging process

For details of this finding the reader should consult the latest publication (Oct 2018) of there Life extension magazine where they discuss this natural product known scientifically as ubiquinone.   As with all of their products their disclaimer would also be read.Here it is :”These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and D Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease ”

Briefly as we age – like with the natural steroid hormone DHEA the level of this product in our blood falls markedly as we  age with levels dropping  to less than 20 % of that found during our adolescence period. They also recommend using only ubiquinol and not ubiquinone and that one should use the a natural derivative  product to increase absorption.For more  details on usage and dosage supplementation  read their instructions including of course their disclaimer.

Gerontology basics:Aging process is basically a disease.

Will try to insert a table outlining 7 ways to slow the aging process.  Gerontologists search for biomarkers of aging by comparing clinical and laboratory values for different ages of the biological life cycle. For example find that the level of the most common hormone in the body , viz DHEA drops from a value of over 3000 nannograms /ml in the 30-40 age group to less tan 1000 ngms in the elderly.

Gerntologists rationalize  that by restoring this hormone  value to that found in the younger age group should also restore the Physical/physiological and other properties to those present in the younger age group especially  including  the other hormones of the steroid cascade  (testosterone,  estrogens, etc. ) to those in our youth so that  the individual now feels  like they they did when they were in that 20-30 year period!

This table shows other areas were this reversal of aging could occur. 

Note since I have problems in dropping this table in this post I will save the post as a draft and not publish it.