Walking speed declines with age in male and female baboons (Papio sp.): Confirmation of findings with sex as a biological variable

Hillary F. Huber, Kenneth G. Gerow, Cun Li, Peter W. Nathanielsz

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Abstract

We measured walking speed in baboons (67 female, 36 male; 5–22 years) to develop regression formulas to predict biological age. The final model strongly predicted age from just speed and sex. Walking speed is a valuable baboon aging biomarker. We present the first male speed data in a nonhuman primate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of medical primatology
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aging
  • biological and chronological age
  • biomarker
  • gait speed
  • motor function
  • nonhuman primate
  • translational

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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