New, accurate way to measure growth factor linked to aging

Posted by on June 14, 2016 7:57 pm
Categories: health

Researchers have developed an accurate way to measure a circulating factor, called GDF11, to better understand its potential impact on the aging process. They found that GDF11 levels do not decline with chronological age, but are associated with signs of advanced biological age, including chronic disease, frailty and greater operative risk in older adults with cardiovascular disease.

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