Leukocyte telomere length is preserved with aging in endurance exercise-trained adults and related to maximal aerobic capacity.

@article{Larocca2010LeukocyteTL,
  title={Leukocyte telomere length is preserved with aging in endurance exercise-trained adults and related to maximal aerobic capacity.},
  author={Thomas J Larocca and Douglas R. Seals and Gary L Pierce},
  journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development},
  year={2010},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={165-7}
}
Telomere length (TL), a measure of replicative senescence, decreases with aging, but the factors involved are incompletely understood. To determine if age-associated reductions in TL are related to habitual endurance exercise and maximal aerobic exercise capacity (maximal oxygen consumption, VO(2)max), we studied groups of young (18-32 years; n=15, 7 male) and older (55-72 years; n=15, 9 male) sedentary and young (n=10, 7 male) and older (n=17, 11 male) endurance exercise-trained healthy adults… CONTINUE READING