Osteoarthritis May Signify Accelerated Biological Aging

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AGING
DEVELOPMENTAL biology
BIOCHEMICAL markers
OSTEOARTHRITIS
TELOMERE
TWINS
Geographic Terms:UNITED States

Abstract:The article reports on the findings of the study regarding the relationship between osteoarthritis and biological aging in the U.S. This study indicates that osteoarthritis may signify rapid biological aging based on the measurement of biomarkers. Examination of 1,086 twins between the ages of 31-79 years old revealed that the degree of telomere shortening in those with arthritis was equivalent to the amount accumulated over 11 years of life in healthy individuals.

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