Shortened telomere length in bipolar disorder: a comparison of the early and late stages of disease.

@article{BarbTuana2016ShortenedTL,
  title={Shortened telomere length in bipolar disorder: a comparison of the early and late stages of disease.},
  author={Florencia Mar{\'i}a Barb{\'e}-Tuana and Mariana Migliorini Parisi and Bruna Schilling Panizzutti and Gabriel Rodrigo Fries and Lucas Kich Grun and F{\'a}tima T. C. R. Guma and Fl{\'a}vio Pereira Kapczinski and Michael Berk and Clarissa Severino Gama and Adriane Ribeiro Rosa},
  journal={Revista brasileira de psiquiatria},
  year={2016},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={281-286}
}
Objective: Bipolar disorder (BD) has been associated with increased rates of age-related diseases, such as type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disorders. Several biological findings have been associated with age-related disorders, including increased oxidative stress, inflammation, and telomere shortening. The objective of this study was to compare telomere length among participants with BD at early and late stages and age- and gender-matched healthy controls… CONTINUE READING
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