Children of lower socioeconomic status have shorter telomeres and more colds

Ed Park, MD age-related-diseases, News, Telomerase Activation Medicine 2 Comments

Here is an interested recent article linking lower socioeconomic status to shorter telomeres and higher susceptibility to catching colds.

study of colds and telomeres

The risk of accelerated telomere shortening has previously been associated with childhood stress in this other study of Romanian ophans:

To understand how shortened telomeres could be related to increased cold and flu susceptibility, see my 24th podcast on this topic:

podcast 24: colds and flus

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