The effect of telomere length, a marker of biological aging, on bone mineral density in elderly population

@article{Tang2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of telomere length, a marker of biological aging, on bone mineral density in elderly population},
  author={Nelson L. S. Tang and Jean Woo and Eddie Wai Chui Suen and Chen Di Liao and Jason C. S. Leung and Ping-chung Leung},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={89-97}
}
Telomere length (TL), as a reflection of aging and inflammatory processes, may be associated with bone mineral density (BMD). This study examines the association between TL and BMD cross-sectionally and the rate of bone loss over a 4-year period in 1,867 Chinese elderly community living subjects. After adjusting for confounding factors, no association was observed with BMD or bone loss. The decline in BMD with aging is not reflected by corresponding changes in telomere length. Bone mineral… CONTINUE READING