Dietary total antioxidant capacity is associated with leukocyte telomere length in a children and adolescent population.

@article{GarcaCalzn2015DietaryTA,
  title={Dietary total antioxidant capacity is associated with leukocyte telomere length in a children and adolescent population.},
  author={Sonia Garc{\'i}a-Calz{\'o}n and Adriana Moleres and Miguel {\'A}ngel Mart{\'i}nez-Gonz{\'a}lez and J Alfredo Mart{\'i}nez and Guillermo Zalba and Amelia Marti},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={694-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Oxidative stress and inflammation seem to be potential underlying mechanisms for telomere attrition. A lack of specific antioxidants is believed to increase free radical damage and a greater risk for telomere shortening. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between diet and leukocyte telomere length in a cross-sectional study of children and adolescents. We hypothesized that dietary total antioxidant capacity would be positively associated with telomere length. METHODS… CONTINUE READING