Reduced telomere length is not associated with early signs of vascular aging in young men born after intrauterine growth restriction: a paradox?

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The mechanisms that increase cardiovascular risk in individuals born small for gestational age (SGA) are not well understood. Telomere shortening has been suggested to be a predictor of disease onset. Our aim was to determine whether impaired intrauterine growth is associated with early signs of vascular aging and whether telomere length could be a biomarker of this pathway.


  • Mario Laganović
  • Laila Bendix
  • Ivica Rubelj
  • Majda Vrkić Kirhmajer
  • Neda Slade
  • Ivana Vuković Lela
  • Vedran Premužić
  • Peter Nilsson
  • Bojan Jelaković
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  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1613-1620
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch