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

http://tinyurl.com/n4rmt9z

The risk of accelerated telomere shortening has previously been associated with childhood stress in this other study of Romanian ophans: http://tinyurl.com/kkn5lud

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

http://youtu.be/-GBujDFYNVM

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