Higher serum vitamin D concentrations are associated with longer leukocyte telomere length in women.
This study evaluated the relationship between vitamin D levels and leukocyte telomere length (LTL), a predictor of the inflammatory status. Vitamin D concentrations were measured in 2160 women and LTL was analyzed by a specific laboratory technique. The results showed that higher vitamin D concentrations were associated with reduced inflammation. Further details can be found in the study.
JB Richards, AM Valdes, JP Gardner, D Paximadas, M Kimura, A Nessa, Xi Lu, GL Surdulescu, R Swaminathan, TD Spector, A Aviv. Higher serum vitamin D concentrations are associated with longer leukocyte telomere length in women. Am J Clin Nutr November 2007 vol. 86 no. 5 1420-1425