Short Telomere Length, Myocardial Infarction, Ischemic Heart Disease, and Early Death

@article{Weischer2012ShortTL,
  title={Short Telomere Length, Myocardial Infarction, Ischemic Heart Disease, and Early Death},
  author={Maren Weischer and Stig Egil Bojesen and Richard M. Cawthon and Jacob Johannes Freiberg and Anne Tybj{\ae}rg‐Hansen and B{\o}rge Gr{\o}nne Nordestgaard},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={32},
  pages={822–829}
}
OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that short telomere length is associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease, and early death. [] Key Method Participants were followed for up to 19 years for incident myocardial infarction (n=929), ischemic heart disease (n=2038), and death (n=4342). Follow-up was 100% complete. Telomere length decreased linearly with increasing age in women and men in both studies (P=7×10(-74) to P=3×10(-125)). Multifactorially adjusted hazard ratios…

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