Cigarette smoking and telomere length: A systematic review of 84 studies and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Astuti2017CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette smoking and telomere length: A systematic review of 84 studies and meta-analysis},
  author={Yuliana Astuti and Ardyan Wardhana and Johnathan Watkins and Wahyu Wulaningsih},
  booktitle={Environmental research},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for ageing-related disease, but its association with biological ageing, indicated by telomere length, is unclear. METHODS We systematically reviewed evidence evaluating association between smoking status and telomere length. Searches were performed in MEDLINE (Ovid) and EMBASE (Ovid) databases, combining variation of keywords "smoking" and "telomere". Data was extracted for study characteristics and estimates for association between smoking and… CONTINUE READING