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Research Article

High Phobic Anxiety Is Related to Lower Leukocyte Telomere Length in Women

  • Olivia I. Okereke mail,

    olivia.okereke@channing.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jennifer Prescott,

    Affiliations: Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jason Y. Y. Wong,

    Affiliations: Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jiali Han,

    Affiliations: Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Clinical Research Program, Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kathryn M. Rexrode,

    Affiliation: Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Immaculata De Vivo

    Affiliations: Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: July 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040516

About the Authors

Olivia I. Okereke, Jennifer Prescott, Jason Y. Y. Wong, Jiali Han, Immaculata De Vivo
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Olivia I. Okereke, Jennifer Prescott, Jason Y. Y. Wong, Jiali Han, Immaculata De Vivo
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jennifer Prescott, Jason Y. Y. Wong, Jiali Han, Immaculata De Vivo
Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jiali Han
Clinical Research Program, Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Olivia I. Okereke
Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Kathryn M. Rexrode
Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: olivia.okereke@channing.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OO JP ID. Performed the experiments: OO JP JW JH KR ID. Analyzed the data: OO JP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OO JP JW JH KR ID. Wrote the paper: OO. Critical revision of the manuscript for intellectual content: OO JP JW JH KR ID.