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


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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