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Gemma Hughes-Waldon: The role of genetic variation and childhood adversity on telomere attrition and psychosocial wellbeing.

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posted on 2021-09-30, 06:06 authored by Gemma Hughes-WaldonGemma Hughes-Waldon
Telomeres undergo natural shortening with age. We propose that adverse experiences accelerate this process. Telomere length was measured from the GUiNZ cohort and assessed against adversity variables. We found that early-life adversity is positively correlated with telomere length at 4-years. Telomere length is also positively associated with anxiety at 8-years.

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