Facilitated By

San Antonio Medical Foundation

Telomere Attrition and Diabetes Risk in American Indians

Texas Biomedical Research Institute


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Principal Investigator(s)
Cole, Shelley A.
Funded by
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Research Start Date

This study proposes to investigate the prospective association and determinants of Telomere attrition and Diabetes Risk in American Indians using an existing, well-defined, longitudinal cohort, the Strong Heart Family Study. Results will provide valuable data regarding biological Aging and Diabetes in American Indians and other ethnic groups as well.

Diabetes and Obesity