Age clock spots life-threatening illnesses years before they develop, creators claim

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.”

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