Depression Linked With Shorter Telomeres, A Sign Of Cell Aging

November 12, 2013 4:50 PM

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Depression Linked With Shorter Telomeres, A Sign Of Cell Aging

People suffering from depression may be aging faster than other people, according to a new study from the Netherlands.

In the study of about 1,900 people who had major depressive disorders at some point during their lives, along with 500 people who had not had depression, researchers measured the length of cell structures called telomeres, which are "caps" at the end of chromosomes that protect the DNA during cell d...

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