Leukocyte telomere length is related to appendicular lean mass: cross-sectional data from the Berlin Aging Study II (BASE-II).

@article{Meyer2016LeukocyteTL,
  title={Leukocyte telomere length is related to appendicular lean mass: cross-sectional data from the Berlin Aging Study II (BASE-II).},
  author={Antje Meyer and Bastian Salewsky and Dominik Spira and Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen and Kristina Norman and Ilja Demuth},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={178-83}
}
BACKGROUND Age-related progressive loss of muscle mass is an increasing problem in our aging society, affecting physical ability, risk of falls, and need for health care. Telomere length has been recognized as a marker of biological age on the population level. The relation between muscle mass in advanced age and telomere length, however, has rarely been… CONTINUE READING