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What can a blood test tell you about longevity?

A finger-prick blood test can measure a range of factors that affect your longevity (long-term health) — like your nutrients levels. You can also understand your risk of developing conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and type 2 diabetes. 

By checking your health, understand what’s happening inside your body, the impact your lifestyle is having, and what you can do to feel your best.

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Blood tests related to long-term health

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for long-term health as it's needed for healthy bones, muscles, and a strong immune system.

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Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is essential for a healthy nervous system. A long-term B12 deficiency can affect your memory and nerves. 

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Folate (vitamin B9)

Folate is essential for your long-term health. Optimal levels are linked to a lower risk of heart disease and cancer and better long-term health.

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Iron

Iron plays an essential role in carrying oxygen around your body. If you’re deficient in iron, it’s linked to a lower life expectancy.

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Omega-3 and omega-6 fats

Higher levels of omega-3 fats are linked with a lower risk of heart disease and better long-term health. Getting the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats is also really important.

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Cholesterol and apolipoproteins

Measuring your cholesterol and apolipoprotein levels can give you insights into your future risk of heart disease.

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Oestrogen

Oestrogen is one of the main sex hormones in women. Oestrogen affects the area of your brain that helps regulate your emotions. Changes in your oestrogen levels during your cycle, after birth, and leading up to menopause are linked to low mood, difficulty concentrating, and feelings of anxiety.

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hs-CRP (inflammation)

A hs-CRP test is used to detect chronic inflammation in your body. Low hs-CRP levels are linked to a lower risk of heart disease and better long-term health.

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HbA1c (diabetes risk)

A HbA1c test measures your average blood sugar levels over the past three months. Optimal HbA1c levels are linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, as well as a longer lifespan.

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Liver function

The health of your liver is a good indicator of your long-term health. Poor liver health can lower your immunity and increase the inflammation in your body. This increases your risk of developing a chronic disease like heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease. Alcohol, being overweight, an unhealthy diet, and certain medications can affect how well your liver functions.]

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Thyroid function

Thyroid disorders are linked to an increased risk of heart disease, weak bones, and memory problems.

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Creatinine (kidney health)

A creatinine test can help indicate your kidney health. Certain diets, thyroid problems, and a low muscle mass can affect your creatinine levels. 

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Testosterone

Testosterone is a sex hormone that's really important for your long-term health. It plays a role in maintaining muscle and bone strength, energy, mood, and fertility. Low testosterone is linked to diabetes, heart disease, and weak bones.

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