volume 6, issue 5, P380-389 2014
DOI: 10.18632/aging.100664
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Shufeng Chen, Fawn Yeh, Jue Lin, Tet Matsuguchi, Elizabeth Blackburn, Elisa T. Lee, Barbara V. Howard, Jinying Zhao

Abstract: Shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL) has been associated with a wide range of age-related disorders including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. Obesity is an important risk factor for CVD and diabetes. The association of LTL with obesity is not well understood. This study for the first time examines the association of LTL with obesity indices including body mass index, waist circumference, percent body fat, waist-to-hip ratio, and waist-to-height ratio in 3,256 American Indians (14-93 years old, 60…

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