Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal:
American Journal Of Epidemiology
Size of study:
4,952 adults, 31 years of age
Aerobic and muscular fitness of the subjects was measured and graded using gender specific standards. This study found that longer leukocyte telomere length was related to higher aerobic fitness and better trunk muscle endurance in models including adjustment for age, sex, body mass index, socioeconomic position, diet, smoking, alcohol intake, physical activity level, and C–reactive protein.