Study links maternal symptoms of sleep apnea to fetal telomere length

A study in the April issue of SLEEP provides the first evidence demonstrating that fetuses born to mothers at high risk for sleep apnea or habitual snorers had shortened leukocyte telomere length. According to the authors, these preliminary results suggest that maternal symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing during pregnancy may be a possible mechanism of accelerated chromosomal aging.

Read the study in SLEEP:  Association between Maternal Symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing and Fetal Telomere Length

2015-04-07T00:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Research|