In The News:
- Science Daily, March 27, 2013. Short telomeres are not only a marker for higher risk of disease and mortality, but are a likely underlying cause of several age related diseases—including heart disease and various cancers. The team measured telomere lengths in over 48,000 individuals and identified seven genetic variants that are associated with telomere length, and found that these genetic variants also affected risk of various diseases.
- Time Magazine, February 22, 2013. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University report that short telomere lengths correlate with susceptibility to common cold infections.
- Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, January 24, 2013. Research from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre study shows caloric-restriction slows the rate of telomere shortening.
- The New York Times, January 27, 2010. German researchers find that middle-age people with more consistently active lifestyles had telomeres on average 40% longer than those who were primarily sedentary.
- The Globe and Mail, January 20, 2010. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, report that patients with coronary artery disease who had the highest blood levels of omega-3 fats had a slower rate of telomere shortening than those with less omega-3.
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