Team finds that telomere length can have a direct correlation to heart failure in humans

Team finds that telomere length can have a direct correlation to heart failure in humans

Posted by: on Sep 7, 2017 | No Comments

Each cell in the average human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, with four telomeres on each pair. While there is a length range for classifying a healthy telomere, researchers found, for the first time ever, that people with heart failure have shorter telomeres within the cells that make up the heart muscle (known as cardiomyocytes).

Study finds link between telomere shortening and heart attack risk

Study finds link between telomere shortening and heart attack risk

Posted by: on Mar 28, 2012 | No Comments

A recent study has once again found a possible link between telomere shortening and an increased risk of disease.