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Childhood obesity is associated with shorter leukocyte telomere length.

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CONTEXT: Obesity in adults is associated with shorter mean leukocyte telomere length (LTL), a marker of biological age that is also associated with age-related conditions including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. However, studies of childhood obesity and LTL have proved inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to clarify the relationship between telomere length and childhood obesity by measuring the average LTL in a large case-control cohort. PARTICIPANTS AND METHO...

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10.1210/jc.2010-2924

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Buxton, JL More by this author
Walters, RG More by this author
Visvikis-Siest, S More by this author
Froguel, P More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
Volume:
96
Issue:
5
Pages:
1500-1505
Publication date:
2011-05-05
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EISSN:
1945-7197
ISSN:
0021-972X
URN:
uuid:10a584b4-6b77-4096-90ab-fa8ec4a99d87
Source identifiers:
375245
Local pid:
pubs:375245

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