Where you live may make you old: the association between perceived poor neighborhood quality and leukocyte telomere length

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal:
PLOS ONE

Size of study:
2902 adults, 18-65 years of age

Summary
Compared to individuals who reported good neighborhood quality, the mean telomere length of those who reported moderate neighborhood quality was approximately 69 base pair shorter. This base pair deficit was estimated to be 8.7 years of chronological age.  Those who reported poor neighborhood quality were 174 base pair shorter, equivalent to 11.9 years of chronological age.

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One comment on “Where you live may make you old: the association between perceived poor neighborhood quality and leukocyte telomere length

  • Hello
    I see stress seems to be a big factor. So if my occupations were very stressful this also could change my length life expectancy? When can I be expecting some results from my testing?

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