Leukocyte telomere length is associated with measures of subclinical atherosclerosis.

@article{Panayiotou2010LeukocyteTL,
  title={Leukocyte telomere length is associated with measures of subclinical atherosclerosis.},
  author={Andrie G Panayiotou and Andrew Nicolaides and Maura Griffin and T. Tyllis and Niki Georgiou and Dawn Bond and Richard M. Martin and Debra Hoppensteadt and Jawed Fareed and Steve E Humphries},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2010},
  volume={211 1},
  pages={176-81}
}
AIMS Our aim was to test the association of mean leukocyte telomere length (LTL) with ultrasonic measures of subclinical atherosclerosis such as intima-media thickness in the common carotid (IMTcc) and sum of plaque areas (SPA) and with serological markers. METHODS AND RESULTS Carotid and femoral bifurcations were scanned in 762 general population volunteers (46% men) over 40. Four features were considered: (a) IMTcc, (b) sum plaque areas of carotid plaques (SPAcar), (c) sum plaque area of… CONTINUE READING

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