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Researchers find correlation between shorter telomeres and presence of heart failure

11:28 EDT 7 Sep 2017 | News-Medical.net

Each cell in the average human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, with four telomeres on each pair. Telomeres cover the end of the chromosome, protecting it from deterioration or fusion with adjacent chromosomes, much like the plastic tip at the end of a shoelace protects it from unraveling.

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