Telomeres are bits of DNA at the ends of chromosomes that shorten with cellular aging. Telomere length has been suggested as a marker for biological aging, chronic disease risk and premature mortality.
Leukocyte telomere length and its relation to food and nutrient intake in an elderly population
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2012) 66, 1290–1294
Shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is associated with ...