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Link found between telomere length and age-related disease such as multiple sclerosis, cancer
Link found between telomere length and age-related disease such as multiple sclerosis, cancer

(March 27, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Leicester - A new report published in Nature Genetics finds a link between telomere length and risk of age-related diseases. Researchers from 8 countries studied over 48,000 individuals, examining participant's telomere length--a DNA feature that sits on the end of chromosomes. Telomeres shorten each time a cell divides, a process that occurs during aging. Results showed that seven genetic variants that were associated with telomere length raised risk of several cancers, as well as multiple sclerosis, and risk of heart disease.

 
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