Cellular aging increases risk of heart attack and early death

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In an ongoing study of almost 20,000 Danes, a team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen have isolated each individual’s DNA to analyse their specific telomere length – a measurement of cellular aging. The conclusion was clear: If the telomere length was short, the risk of heart attack and early death was increased by 50 and 25 per cent, respectively.

Professor Borge Nordestgaard explains the study and the breakthrough results.

Read the full University of Copenhagen press release:
http://news.ku.dk/all_news/2012/2012.2/cellular-aging-increases-risk-of-heart-attack/

Credits: Speak: Henrietta von Schilling. Camera: Carl Hagman and Tue Nielsen. Production: Tue Nielsen and Lasse Foghsgaard, Experimentarium.