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Higher serum phenylalanine concentration is associated with more rapid telomere shortening in men

Body Composition Assessment
Author
Eriksson JG
Used Parameters : Body composition

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Finland

Journal : American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Background: Telomere length and telomere shortening are associated with age-related health outcomes. Only a few studies have been able to longitudinally report on factors that are associated with changes in telomere length in an aging population. Objective: We studied the longitudinal relation between telomere length, the change in telomere length, and circulating amino acids. Design: A total of 812 subjects from the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study (born from 1934 to 1944), who underwent 3 clinical visits during a 10-y interval that …
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