Welcome to a new series of articles exploring the biomarkers (data variables) that can be contributed to the Longevity App.
In this first article, we will explore the ‘Biometrics’ biomarkers found in the Health Profiles (Tasks) section of the App. Biomarkers for lab reports, wearables signals, health surveys / preconditions and the daily health diary will be considered in the near future.
All biomarker data contributed to the Longevity App is used for the purposes of calculating an individual’s Biological Age, in addition to generating personalized Health Insights. Additionally, for those who have explicitly consented to participate, their data is also harnessed by the Rejuve Network in order to undertake longevity-related research.
By enriching the knowledge of our community, we aim to improve understanding of the principles and technology underpinning the Longevity App. We expect this pursuit will ultimately translate to a greater situational health awareness, enabling individuals to improve their general health and well-being — a stated goal of the Rejuve Network.
Biomarkers are measurable variables that can offer valuable insights into physiological, pathological and aging related processes. Once entered into the Longevity App, these objective and quantifiable indicators serve as valuable tools in aiding the underlying AI to calculate a Biological Age and generate personalized Health Insights.
Lab Report Biomarkers
Health Surveys, Preconditions and Daily Health Diary
Longevity App — Current list of compatible biomarkers
Subtle genetic variations between males and females set the stage for divergent paths. Hormonal symphonies, such as the protective touch of estrogen or the fiery influence of testosterone, can sway the delicate balance of health and longevity. From the cellular level to complex organ systems, inherent biological differences sculpt our vulnerability to diseases and shape the rate at which we age.
Chronological age, the number of years we have journeyed around the sun, or how many times you have blown out the candles, is often regarded as a key factor in determining our longevity.
However, the relationship between age and lifespan is far from straightforward. While it’s true that advancing years can bring about natural wear and tear on our bodies, leading to increased vulnerability to diseases and age-related conditions, research suggests that our biological age, also known as physiological age, might hold more sway over our lifespan. Factors like genetics, lifestyle choices, and overall health can play crucial roles in determining how gracefully we age.
It turns out that height, that age-old symbol of stature and power, holds intriguing ties to our lifespan. Taller individuals may face a higher risk of certain conditions, such as cardiovascular ailments, while shorter stature has been linked to a potential protective shield against certain cancers. The complex web of factors underlying this connection includes genetics, nutrition, hormones, and even social dynamics. Utilizing Rejuve’s technology in revealing the intricate relationship between height and longevity could hold valuable clues in our quest for improving wellness and longevity.
It is well known that both being underweight or severely overweight have been linked to increased mortality, however, finding the optimal balance involves exploring the complex interplay of genetics, lifestyle choices, metabolic profiles and social influences guiding us to a deeper understanding of how bodyweight impacts our journey to a longer and healthier life.
Waist and Hip Circumferences
These often-overlooked measurements hold intriguing secrets in relation to longevity. Waist circumference, as a marker of central obesity, provides valuable insights into the risk of developing various health conditions including cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Individuals with wider hips may enjoy unique advantages in health and lifespan. The hip to waist ratio is also a simple yet informative measurement that can serve as a strong predictor for health risks.
We hope you enjoyed this article on the biometric biomarkers compatible with the Longevity App and we hope this may motivate some of you to improve your biometric scores! Join us in the next article in this series in which we will consider the biomarkers relating to Wearables Signals such as those that can be provided by wearable smart devices including compatible devices from the Apple, Fitbit, Google Fit, Oura Ring and Garmin ecosystems.
WEB3 LIVE London
The Rejuve team will be attending the WEB3 LIVE London Tech Circus on 1st and 2nd of June where renowned Dr Deborah Duong (CTO of Rejuve.AI) will take the stage to share insights into Rejuve.AI’s ground-breaking technology including:
The use of Rejuve.AI’s Generative Cooperative Networks to Crowdsource Science.
How Rejuve’s tokenomics model brings together scientists’ contributions together in a complex adaptive systems model that is more than the sum of its parts.
Come and support the team in person and be part of our mission to revolutionize longevity and decentralize science!