Telomere Length as an Indicator of Biological Aging: The Gender Effect and Relation With Pulse Pressure and Pulse Wave Velocity

  title={Telomere Length as an Indicator of Biological Aging: The Gender Effect and Relation With Pulse Pressure and Pulse Wave Velocity},
  author={Athanase Benetos and Koji Okuda and Malika Lajemi and Masayuki Kimura and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Thomas and Joan H. Skurnick and Carlos Labat and Kathryn E Bean and Abraham Aviv},
  journal={Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association},
  • A. BenetosK. Okuda A. Aviv
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Biology
  • Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association
Chronological age is the primary determinant of stiffness of central arteries. Increased stiffness is an independent indicator of cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study was to determine whether telomere length, a possible index of biological aging, provides a better account than chronological age for variation in arterial stiffness, evaluated by measuring pulse pressure and aortic pulse wave velocity. The study population included 193 French subjects (120 men, 73 women), with a mean age of… 

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