Body mass index is negatively associated with telomere length: a collaborative cross-sectional meta-analysis of 87 observational studies

Marij Gielen*, Geja J. Hageman, Evangelia E. Antoniou, Katarina Nordfjall, Massimo Mangino, Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam, Tim de Meyer, Audrey E. Hendricks, Erik J. Giltay, Steven C. Hunt, Jennifer A. Nettleton, Klelia D. Salpea, Vanessa A. Diaz, Ramin Farzaneh-Far, Gil Atzmon, Sarah E. Harris, Lifang Hou, David Gilley, Iiris Hovatta, Jeremy D. KarkHisham Nassar, David J. Kurz, Karen A. Mather, Peter Willeit, Yun-Ling Zheng, Sofia Pavanello, Ellen W. Demerath, Line Rode, Daniel Bunout, Andrew Steptoe, Lisa Boardman, Amelia Marti, Belinda Needham, Wei Zheng, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Andrew J. Pellatt, Jaakko Kaprio, Jonathan N. Hofmann, Christian Gieger, Giuseppe Paolisso, Jacob B. H. Hjelmborg, Lisa Mirabello, Teresa Seeman, Jason Wong, Pim van der Harst, Linda Broer, Florian Kronenberg, Barbara Kollerits, Timo Strandberg, Dan TA Eisenberg, Catherine Duggan, Josine E. Verhoeven, Roxanne Schaakxs, Raffaela Zannolli, Rosana MR dos Reis, Fadi J. Charchar, Maciej Tomaszewski, U. Mons, Ilja Demuth, Andrea Elena Iglesias Molli, Guo Cheng, Dmytro Krasnienkov, Bianca D'Antono, Marek Kasielski, Barry J McDonnell, Richard P. Ebstein, Kristina Sundquist, Maurice P. Zeegers, TELOMAAS Group

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-475
Number of pages23
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume108
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018

Keywords

  • BMI
  • telomere length
  • obesity
  • low-grade inflammation
  • meta-analysis
  • observational studies
  • STRONG HEART FAMILY
  • HELSINKI BIRTH COHORT
  • CORONARY-ARTERY CALCIFICATION
  • OXIDATIVE DNA-DAMAGE
  • PULSE-WAVE VELOCITY
  • II BASE-II
  • CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE
  • AMERICAN-INDIANS
  • CANCER RISK
  • INSULIN-RESISTANCE

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