Longer telomeres linked to reduced risk of psychiatric problems in men
Scientists study associations between telomere length and multimorbidity by sex.
Multimobidity is coexistence of two or more chronic diseases.
Looked for a link between telomere length and eight chronic health conditions.
Telomere length was not related to overall multimorbidity.
Longer telomeres linked to reduced risk of multimorbidity including psychiatric problems, in men.
Saliva samples of 5495 adults aged 50 year or more in USA were studied.
Published in the journal Age and Ageing.