The association of cataract with leukocyte telomere length in older adults: defining a new marker of aging.

@article{Sanders2011TheAO,
  title={The association of cataract with leukocyte telomere length in older adults: defining a new marker of aging.},
  author={Jason L. Sanders and Alessandro Iannaccone and Robert T M Boudreau and Yvette P. Conley and Patricia L Opresko and W C Hsueh and Steve Cummings and Richard M. Cawthon and Tamara B. Harris and Michael A. Nalls and Steven B Kritchevsky and Anne B. Newman},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={639-45}
}
Lens transparency, or the magnitude of cataract severity, is a potential in vivo marker of aging distinguishable from diagnosed cataract. To explore lens transparency as a marker of aging, we determined its association with leukocyte telomere length (LTL) measured with quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Cataract severity was directly measured in 259 participants, and prevalent cataract and incident cataract surgery were ascertained in 2,750 participants of the Health, Aging, and Body… CONTINUE READING

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