Age corrected telomere length is the perfect way to assess biological age using structural analysis of chromosomal age change in the telomere.
Telomeres are the tiny caps at the end of the chromosomes that carry our DNA. Many believe these as the tips of the shoelaces that prevent everything from unraveling.
Telomeres get shorter with age and plenty of other environmental and lifestyle influences will accelerate telomere shortening, speeding the aging process. Therapies directed at slowing the loss of telomere length may slow aging and age-related ailments.