This study examined the association of blood glutathione level, a potential marker of physiological/functional aging, with a number of biomedical/psychological traits in a subgroup (N=33) of a representative sample of community-based elderly.
Higher glutathione levels were associated with fewer number of illnesses (p<0.05), higher levels of self-rated health (p<0.01), lower cholesterol (p<0.045), lower body mass index, and lower blood pressures.
Subjects with diagnoses of arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease (as assessed by physicians) had at least marginally significant lower glutathione levels than those who were disease free.
Glutathione, together with age and a measure of suppressed anger, accounted for 39% of the variance of an index of morbidity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Vieillard, Epidémiologie, Glutathion, Sénescence, Michigan, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Elderly, Epidemiology, Glutathione, Senescence, Michigan, Human, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 94-0645116
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.