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Alzheimer's: Shorter telomeres may be linked to increased dementia risk

Previous studies suggest that shorter telomere length is associated with biological aging of the brain and a greater risk of neurodegenerative conditions. A recent study published in PLOS ONETrusted Sourcesuggests that long telomere length of chromosomes in white blood cells was associated with fewer brain markers of neurodegeneration and a lower risk of dementia.


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