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Longer Leukocyte Telomeres Are Associated with Ultra-Endurance Exercise Independent of Cardiovascular Risk Factors

  • Joshua Denham,

    Affiliation: School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Australia

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  • Christopher P. Nelson,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Brendan J. O’Brien,

    Affiliation: School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Australia

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  • Scott A. Nankervis,

    Affiliation: School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Australia

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  • Matthew Denniff,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Jack T. Harvey,

    Affiliation: School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Australia

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  • Francine Z. Marques,

    Affiliation: School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Australia

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  • Veryan Codd,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Ewa Zukowska-Szczechowska,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Diabetology and Nephrology, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Poland

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  • Nilesh J. Samani,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Maciej Tomaszewski,

    Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Fadi J. Charchar mail

    f.charchar@ballarat.edu.au

    Affiliations: School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Australia, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 31, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069377

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