Plasma micronutrient levels and telomere length in children.


OBJECTIVE Telomeres are long hexamer (TTAGGG) repeats at the ends of chromosomes, and contribute to maintenance of chromosomal stability. Telomere shortening has been linked to cancers and other chronic diseases in adults, although evidence for causal associations is limited. The aim of this study was to determine whether nutritional factors are associated… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2014.08.005