A blood test will show how old you actually

Scientists developed a test that determines the life span of people and can tell how fast is their aging process. In testing this innovative technology has taken part in more than 100 residents of the UK.

In the near future it will determine how many years still left to live person. The scientists who developed this test, expect that it will be used as a standard medical examination the passing of which is a mandatory condition of insurance companies. It should be noted that at the moment the insurance company interested in everything connected with the person, until the family history of diseases and bad habits.

At the same time, some experts believe that science still does not have the right amount of information regarding this test, and don't have any advice to give.

This blood test gives an estimate of the speed of the process of human aging, measuring the length of the microscopic structures that are on the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres. These particles protects the chromosome from destruction during cell division.

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Telomeres have properties shortened after the cell divides, and animal studies have shown that a high content of short chromosomes speaks of a shorter life expectancy than usual. That is why this blood test gives an idea of the speed of the aging process and life expectancy.

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