Functional Age an approach to measuring this (New App)

I don’t know how far they have gone with this, but it sounds quite sensible.


I like the ideas behind it… we’ll see how well it actually works. I’ve added my name to the wait list:

I also signed up for the beta test… not sure if its the same as the waitlist or not:


Have I told you lately that I’m cynical?
Still, another bunch of young entrepreneurs, who have limited personal experience with aging, jumping on the anti-aging bandwagon.

“Another issue that Cooney has with biological age clocks is that there isn’t enough research that correlates biological age with a person’s lived experience.” Yeah, and what long-term studies are they going to base their calculation on?

“Let’s say somebody does a DNA methylation test, which tells them they’re not doing so well, so they commit to a whole year of eating well and exercising,” she explains. “As a result, they feel they are sleeping better, their moods better, they’re lifting heavier in the gym, they’re running further – they’re feeling great! And then they redo the test, and nothing’s changed. That’s pretty demoralising – they are feeling better than they were a year ago, and the test isn’t showing that.”
IMO: That would be the exception, not the rule. So, if an 82 yr old can kick Dr. Cooney’s butt, does that mean he is functionally unfit for his age? :roll_eyes:


However, functional tests have to be the key objective.

I have no problem people creating something they think is useful and trying to sell it as long as they are honest about what they are doing.


I agree. I wish such an approach was available now. The keys will be (1) making it easy to use (capture data, understand interventions / behaviors that help or hurt, clearly see what issues need attention first, etc.) and (2) being directionally right. The algorithms will never be “perfect” because each person is unique, but if the scorecard help to prioritize action, and the actions move the needle in the right direction, then it is a good thing. I signed up.