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Effect of sedentary activity on telomere length may not be so straightforward
  1. Partha Haldar,
  2. Viviktha Ramesh,
  3. Shashi Kant
  1. Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Partha Haldar, Centre for Community Medicine, Old OT Block, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India; drparthohaldar{at}

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We read Sjögren et al's1 article with great interest. The findings had much significance in understanding the implications of lifestyle choices on genetic changes. The study examined the relationships between changes in steps per day, and minutes performing exercise of low and moderate intensity as well as reported sitting time and changes in telomere length. Results showed that neither change in steps per day nor exercise time of either moderate or low intensity was significantly associated with changes in telomere length. Interestingly, telomere lengthening was …

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