Low social support is associated with shorter leukocyte telomere length in late life: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.

@article{Carroll2013LowSS,
  title={Low social support is associated with shorter leukocyte telomere length in late life: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.},
  author={Judith Eggenberger Carroll and Ana V Diez Roux and Annette L. Fitzpatrick and Teresa Seeman},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={171-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The primary goal was to test the hypothesis that limited social support (SS) is related to shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL), particularly in an older adult population. METHODS Cross-sectional analyses were performed on 948 participants aged 45 to 84 years at Examination 1 of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (18.4% white, 53.1% Hispanics, and 28.5% African American). LTL was determined by using quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and SS was measured with the… CONTINUE READING
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