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Short sleep duration is associated with shorter telomere length in healthy men: findings from the Whitehall II cohort study.

Jackowska, M; Hamer, M; Carvalho, LA; Erusalimsky, JD; Butcher, L; Steptoe, A; (2012) Short sleep duration is associated with shorter telomere length in healthy men: findings from the Whitehall II cohort study. PLoS One , 7 (10) , Article e47292. 10.1371/journal.pone.0047292. Green open access

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Abstract

Shorter telomere length and poor sleep are more prevalent at older ages, but their relationship is uncertain. This study explored associations between sleep duration and telomere length in a sample of healthy middle and early old age people.

Type: Article
Title: Short sleep duration is associated with shorter telomere length in healthy men: findings from the Whitehall II cohort study.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047292
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0047292
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Jackowska et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The study was supported by the Medical Research Council UK (G0601647) and by the British Heart Foundation (RG/05/006). Marta Jackowska is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and by Unilever Discover. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The corresponding author (Marta Jackowska) declares that her PhD is partly funded by a commercial funder Unilever Discover. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all of the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Behavioural Science and Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1385124
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