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Telomere length and physical performance at older ages: an individual participant meta-analysis

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  • Michael P Gardner
  • Carmen Martin-Ruiz
  • Rachel Cooper
  • Rebecca Hardy
  • Avan Aihie Sayer
  • Cyrus Cooper
  • Ian J Deary
  • John Gallacher
  • Sarah E Harris
  • Paul G Shiels
  • John M Starr
  • Diana Kuh
  • Thomas von Zglinicki
  • Yoav Ben-Shlomo
  • Halcyon study team

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e69526
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013


Telomeres are involved in cellular ageing and shorten with increasing age. If telomere length is a valuable biomarker of ageing, then telomere shortening should be associated with worse physical performance, an ageing trait, but evidence for such an association is lacking. The purpose of this study was to examine whether change in telomere length is associated with physical performance.

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