hrp0082fc12.2 | Obesity | ESPE2014

Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence is Associated with Shorter Leucocyte Telomere Length

Lamprokostopoulou Agaristi , Moschonis George , Manios Yannis , Chrousos George P , Charmandari Evangelia

Background: Obesity in adulthood is associated with shorter leukocyte telomere length, a marker of biological age that is also associated with age-related disorders, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.Objective and Hypotheses: To investigate the relation between BMI in childhood and adolescence and telomere length, by determining the mean telomere length of leukocytes.Patients and Method: Seven hundred fo...