Multivitamin use and telomere length in women.

  title={Multivitamin use and telomere length in women.},
  author={Qun Xu and Christine G. Parks and Lisa A DeRoo and Richard M. Cawthon and Dale P Sandler and Honglei Chen},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={89 6},
BACKGROUND Telomere length may be a marker of biological aging. Multivitamin supplements represent a major source of micronutrients, which may affect telomere length by modulating oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine whether multivitamin use is associated with longer telomeres in women. DESIGN We performed a cross-sectional analysis of data from 586 early participants (age 35-74 y) in the Sister Study. Multivitamin use and nutrient intakes were… CONTINUE READING
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