Biological Markers Of Aging
qualify as a biological marker of aging, a marker is defined as a biological process
that cannot only be measured and quantified, but is also universal.
important to note that excess levels of insulin is probably the single greatest
factor that accelerates the aging process because it affects nearly every biological
marker of aging.
Only by reversing some, if not all, of these markers can
you truly state that your anti-aging program is working.
One of the first
indicators of hyperinsulinemia (excess insulin) is an increase in stored body
fat. As part of your program we measure your bodyfat and fasting insulin level.
Also since an elevated insulin causes an elevated TG/HDL ratio, you can use this
ratio as a surrogate marker for elevated insulin levels. Simply by lowering insulin
levels, you can significantly decrease the building blocks for 'bad' eicosanoids
which are the bodies oldest hormones and are responsible for many chronic diseases.