Educational attainment and mean leukocyte telomere length in women in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC)-Norfolk population study

@article{Surtees2012EducationalAA,
  title={Educational attainment and mean leukocyte telomere length in women in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC)-Norfolk population study},
  author={Paul G. Surtees and Nicholas W. J. Wainwright and Karen A. Pooley and Robert N Luben and Alison M. Dunning},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={414-418}
}
BACKGROUND Telomere length has been postulated as a marker of biological aging. Recent evidence has suggested that educational attainment but not social class is associated with telemore length. METHODS We investigated the associations between educational attainment, social class and relative mean telomere length in an ethnically homogeneous population of 4441 women, aged 41-80 years. Mean telomere length was measured using high-throughput quantitative Real Time PCR. RESULTS Educational… CONTINUE READING

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