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Race-specific associations between health-related quality of life and cellular aging among adults in the United States: evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Epidemiology Research Unit, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health , 10 Center Drive, Room 7N316, MSC 1644, Bethesda, MD 20892 , USA 1 & Rumana J. Khan Purpose Poor health

Obstructive sleep apnea risk and leukocyte telomere length in African Americans from the MH-GRID study

Purpose Shorter telomere length and obstructive sleep apnea are associated with increased oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, which are both considered leading causes of age-related diseases. Different forms of sleep disordered breathing have been linked to telomere length although their relationship remains uncertain. The purpose of this study was to explore the...

Parent-offspring association of metabolic syndrome in the Framingham Heart Study

Background Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a clustering of five metabolic risk factors including abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure, hypertriglyceridemia, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and impaired fasting glucose. Few studies have fully reported the strength of clustering of these risk factors in a parent-offspring relationship. This analysis describes...

Association of adiponectin with type 2 diabetes and hypertension in African American men and women: the Jackson Heart Study

Background Adiponectin is a biomarker that is associated with type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Lower circulating level is a risk factor. Higher levels are protective. African Americans have a higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes and hypertension and lower levels of adiponectin when compared to other racial/ethnic groups. Little is known about the association of adiponectin on...

A cross-sectional study of the prevalence and risk factors for hypertension in rural Nepali women

Background The prevalence of hypertension is increasing in much of the South Asian region, including Nepal. This paper reports the prevalence and risk factors of hypertension and pre-hypertension among adult women in a rural community of Nepal. Methods Cross-sectional data on socioeconomic status (SES), lifestyle factors and blood pressure (BP) were collected from a cohort of 15...