History of mental disorders and leukocyte telomere length in late adulthood: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study (HBCS).

@article{Savolainen2012HistoryOM,
  title={History of mental disorders and leukocyte telomere length in late adulthood: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study (HBCS).},
  author={Katri Savolainen and Katri R{\"a}ikk{\"o}nen and Laura Kananen and Eero O. Kajantie and Iiris Hovatta and Marius Lahti and Jari Lahti and A K Pesonen and Kati Heinonen and Johan G Eriksson},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={1346-53}
}
Shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL) has been linked with mental disorders and with other manifestations of chronic non-communicable diseases. Mental disorders are associated with increased morbidity and premature mortality. It remains unclear if shorter LTL characterizes patients who have been diagnosed with mental disorders in the past, and who have survived till late adulthood. 1051 women and 905 men of the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study participated in this study. LTL was measured by using… CONTINUE READING

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