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No associations between telomere length and age-sensitive indicators of physical function in mid and later life

Mather, Karen; Jorm, Anthony F; Milburn, Peter J; Tan, Susan (Xiaoyun); Easteal, Simon; Christensen, Helen


Telomere length, which declines with age, has been hypothesized to act as an indicator of biological aging. If it fulfills this purpose, shorter telomere length should correlate with age-related loss of physical function, independent of age. In this cross-sectional Australian population study, the associations between peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length and age-sensitive indicators of physical function (lung function, blood pressure, and grip strength) were examined in two narrow age...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glq050


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