Association between telomere length and type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal:
PLOS ONE

Size of study:
Meta-analysis of nine studies consisting of 5759 cases and 6518 controls

Summary
In a meta-analysis of 5759 cases and 6518 controls in nine cohorts, shortened telomere length was significantly associated with type two diabetes mellitus (OR: 1.291; P,0.001) with heterogeneity (I2 = 71.6%). When three cohorts responsible for the heterogeneity were excluded, the pooled OR for the remaining cohorts indicated a significant association remained (OR: 1.117; P = 0.045).

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