Discrimination, racial bias, and telomere length in African-American men.

  title={Discrimination, racial bias, and telomere length in African-American men.},
  author={David H. Chae and Amani M. Nuru-Jeter and Nancy E. Adler and Gene H Brody and Jue Lin and Elizabeth H Blackburn and Elissa S Epel},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={46 2},
BACKGROUND Leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is an indicator of general systemic aging, with shorter LTL being associated with several chronic diseases of aging and earlier mortality. Identifying factors related to LTL among African Americans may yield insights into mechanisms underlying racial disparities in health. PURPOSE To test whether the combination of more frequent reports of racial discrimination and holding a greater implicit anti-black racial bias is associated with shorter LTL among… CONTINUE READING
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