Short Telomere Length is Associated with Aging, Central Obesity, Poor Sleep and Hypertension in Lebanese Individuals

@inproceedings{Zgheib2018ShortTL,
  title={Short Telomere Length is Associated with Aging, Central Obesity, Poor Sleep and Hypertension in Lebanese Individuals},
  author={Nathalie K. Zgheib and Fatima Sleiman and L Nasreddine and Mona P Nasrallah and Nancy F Nakhoul and Hussain A. Isma’eel and Hani M. Tamim},
  booktitle={Aging and disease},
  year={2018}
}
In Lebanon, data stemming from national cross-sectional surveys indicated significant increasing trends in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and associated behavioral and age-related risk factors. To our knowledge, no data are available on relative telomere length (RTL) as a potential biomarker for age-related diseases in a Lebanese population. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether there is an association between RTL and demographic characteristics, lifestyle habits and diseases… CONTINUE READING
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