AN age clock spots life-threatening illnesses years before they develop, its creators claim.
The iAge AI tool identifies individuals who are growing old quickest years early — when treatment is more effective.
It analyses proteins that drive chronic immune system inflammation, raising the risk of diseases such as cancer.
People with a higher iAge score risk long-term health problems.
US researcher Prof David Furman said: “Every year, the calendar tells us we’re a year older.
“But not all humans age biologically at the same rate.
“You see this in the clinic – some older people are extremely disease-prone, while others are the picture of health.
“We now have means of detecting dysfunction.
“Our ageing clock is a pathway to intervention.”