3 years ago

Gender-specific associations between quality of life and leukocyte telomere length

We conducted a study on the relationship between leukocyte telomere length (LTL) and quality of life (QoL) in 82 couples aged 55 and older. LTL was measured by quantitative real-time PCR. QoL was evaluated using the physical component score (PCS) and mental component score (MCS) on the Korean version of the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). LTL was found to be independently associated with the SF-36 PCS in males (β=0.014, p =0.03) and the SF-36 MCS in females (β=1.16, p< 0.01). Thus LTL is associated with QoL in gender-specific ways.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0378512217306485

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