Optimism and telomere length among African American adults in the Jackson Heart Study.

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Optimism is linked with greater longevity in both White and African American populations. Optimism may enhance longevity by slowing cellular aging, for which leukocyte telomere shortening is a biomarker. However, limited studies have examined the association of optimism with leukocyte telomere length among African Americans.Data are from 723 men and 1244 …..

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