Health Nov 21, 2022
What are Immune Age and Immune Resilience?
The Immune Age and Immune Resilience results reflect the readiness of your immune system to fight against severe consequences of infectious diseases.
Immune Age is based on research in large population datasets that has revealed that Nightingale Health's blood test can significantly predict the risk of getting so sick with pneumonia, influenza or Covid-19 that it requires hospitalization.
The risk of severe pneumonia is higher in older people, so one way to think about it is through your Immune Age is: how old is the average person with the same risk of severe infection? To calculate your Immune Age, we match your risk to the average risk of severe infection at different ages.
If your immune system is younger or the same age as you, it means you are well equipped to resist severe infections, and your immunity is at the level of a younger person. If it’s higher than your age, you should consider making lifestyle changes to improve your immunity.
Immune Age is affected by Low-grade Inflammation, Fatty Acid Balance, and Dietary Fatty Acids, as well as your BMI and smoking status.
The Immune Resilience result demonstrates your odds of averting severe outcomes from infections in the next 10 years. For example, “2 times stronger than average” means you have twice the odds of resisting severe outcomes from infections compared to the average person of the same age and sex.
Immune Resilience is affected by Low-grade Inflammation, Fatty Acid Balance, and Dietary Fatty Acids, as well as your BMI and smoking status.