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The relationship between peripheral blood mononuclear cells telomere length and diet - unexpected effect of red meat

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, July 2016
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Title
The relationship between peripheral blood mononuclear cells telomere length and diet - unexpected effect of red meat
Published in
Nutrition Journal, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12937-016-0189-2
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Authors

Marek Kasielski, Makandjou-Ola Eusebio, Mirosława Pietruczuk, Dariusz Nowak

Abstract

Repeated nucleotide sequences combined with proteins called telomeres cover chromosome ends and dictate cells lifespan. Many factors can modify telomere length, among them are: nutrition and smoking habits, physical activities and socioeconomic status measured by education level. The aim of the study was to determine the influence of above mentioned factors on peripheral blood mononuclear cells telomere length. Study included 28 subjects (seven male and 21 female, age 18-65 years.), smokers and non-smokers without any serious health problems in past and present. Following a basic medical examination, patients completed the food frequency questionnaire with 17 foods and beverages most common groups and gave blood for testing. PBMC telomere length were measured with qualitative real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (rtPCR) method and expressed as a T/S ratio. Among nine food types (cereal, fruits, vegetables, diary, red meat, poultry, fish, sweets and salty snacks) and eight beverages (juices, coffee, tea, mineral water, alcoholic- and sweetened carbonated beverages) only intake of red meat was related to T/S ratio. Individuals with increased consumption of red meat have had higher T/S ratio and the strongest significant differences were observed between consumer groups: "never" and "1-2 daily" (p = 0.02). Smoking habits, physical activity, LDL and HDL concentrations, and education level were not related to telomere length, directly or as a covariates. Unexpected correlation of telomere length with the frequency of consumption of red meat indicates the need for further in-depth research and may undermine some accepted concepts of adverse effects of this diet on the health status and life longevity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Unknown 137 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 28 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 11%
Student > Master 13 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 9%
Other 9 6%
Other 26 19%
Unknown 35 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 8%
Sports and Recreations 4 3%
Other 16 12%
Unknown 45 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 285. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 August 2022.
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