Columbia University Medical Center

Age-Old Issue Gets Diminished in Election 2016

Yet the candidates also appear to be evidence of what scientists have increasingly come to understand, that chronological age isn’t a reliable predictor of vitality, said Dr. Ursula Staudinger, director of the Aging Center at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Data and studies are generally showing that our biological age is roughly 10 years less than our chronological age, she said. “We are watching this finding in action,” she said, noting that if anything, there has been more negative talk about the youthfulness and length of experience of GOP candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 44.