Eli5: What is Metabolic Age supposed to mean?


Is it the age our bodies are like more than our chronological age?

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It’s intended as a way to compare the metabolic health of two people.

A 50 year old person with type II diabetes might have lower metabolic health than a 70 year old person without diabetes.

Unfortunately, there’s no real standard for how to calculate metabolic age so it’s not terribly useful as a concept.