Association between telomere length and cognitive ability in a community-based sample

Rishika Kaja, Stephanie M. Reyes, Heidi Rossetti, Edson S Brown

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Prior research suggests that telomere length is a biomarker of cognitive aging; however, literature has demonstrated conflicting findings to date. The present study uses data from the Dallas Heart Study, N = 2606, to assess the association between telomere length and cognitive ability on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. The data do not support a relationship between telomere length and general cognitive functioning, (β = 0.016, SE = 0.31, p = 0.407). The data further replicate the negative findings within current literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalNeurobiology of Aging
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019



  • Cellular biomarker
  • Cognitive ability
  • Cognitive aging
  • Community-based sample
  • Telomere

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Aging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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