Shortened telomere length in patients with depression: A meta-analytic study.

@article{Lin2016ShortenedTL,
  title={Shortened telomere length in patients with depression: A meta-analytic study.},
  author={Pao-Yen Lin and Yu-chi Huang and Chi-Fa Hung},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2016},
  volume={76},
  pages={
          84-93
        }
}
BACKGROUND Accelerated telomere shortening is associated with stress-related cell damage and aging. Patients with depression have been shown to have shortened life expectancy and to be associated with multiple age-related systemic diseases. Previous studies have examined leukocyte telomere length (LTL) in patients with depression, but have shown inconsistent results. METHODS We conducted meta-analyses by pooling relevant results strictly from all eligible case-control studies for cross… CONTINUE READING
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