A study showing a delay of biological aging measures, behavioral factors such as smoking, obesity, and preventive medication use helped explain who was benefiting from these improvements.
Blood pressure and cholesterol were some of the biological aging markers used in some scientific researches in 2018. In all age groups, those who used medications to control blood pressure and lipids had decreased rates of biological aging.
Reportedly in people aged 60-79, medication use for high blood pressure and high cholesterol was associated with about 72% of the biological age decrease. This validates the impact of elevated blood pressure and lipids is most pronounced in older individuals.
Use of medical interventions shall also help offset the adverse impact of higher BMI in older men.