Hao Peng, Yun Zhu, Fawn Yeh, Shelley A. Cole, Lyle G. Best, Jue Lin, Elizabeth Blackburn, Richard B. Devereux, Mary J. Roman, Elisa T. Lee, Barbara V. Howard, Jinying Zhao
Abstract:Telomere length, a marker of biological aging, has been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Increased arterial stiffness, an indicator of arterial aging, predicts adverse CVD outcomes. However, the relationship between telomere length and arterial stiffness is less well studied. Here we examined the cross-sectional association between leukocyte telomere length (LTL) and arterial stiffness in 2,165 American Indians in the Strong Heart Family Study (SHFS). LTL was measured by qPCR. Arterial stiffness w…
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