Physical Activity and Telomeres in Old Age: A Longitudinal 10-Year Follow-Up Study


Fecha de publicación: July 2020


Autores: Jantunen H., Wasenius N.S., Guzzardi M.A., Iozzo P., Kajantie E., Kautiainen H., Salonen M.K., Eriksson J.G.,

Background: Telomeres are crucial parts of chromosomes that protect the genome. They shorten every time the cell replicates, and shorter telomeres have been associated with increasing age and with many health behaviours. There is inconclusive evidence on the association between physical activity (PA) and telomere length.

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