Telomere length as a risk marker for cardiovascular disease: the next big thing?

@article{Mainous2010TelomereLA,
  title={Telomere length as a risk marker for cardiovascular disease: the next big thing?},
  author={Arch G. Mainous and Vanessa A. Diaz},
  journal={Expert review of molecular diagnostics},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={969-71}
}
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the USA and other Western countries, and is expected to become an increasingly important cause of morbidity and mortality globally in both developed and developing countries over the next few decades [1,2,101]. Conventional risk factors, such as smoking, blood pressure and lipid values, are the mainstays of CVD and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk prediction. Even though some authors argue that conventional risk… CONTINUE READING

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