|Associations between psychological resilience and epigenetic clocks in the health and retirement study.
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|Zhang, A, Zhang, Y, Meng, Y, Ji, Q, Ye, M, Zhou, L, Liu, M, Yi, C, Karlsson, IK, Fang, F, Hägg, S, Zhan, Y
|; DNA methylation, Agin, epigenetic clock, Resilience
The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between psychological resilience and epigenetic clocks assessed by DNA methylation age predictions. We used data from 4018 participants in the Health and Retirement Study. Multivariable linear regression models were used to estimate the association between psychological resilience and epigenetic clocks adjusted for age, sex, race, body mass index, smoking status, and years of education. Thirteen epigenetic clocks were used in our analysis and were highly correlated with one another. A higher psychological resilience score was associated with slower DNA methylation age acceleration for the majority of epigenetic clocks after multivariable adjustment. These findings imply that people with a higher level of psychological resilience may experience slower DNA methylation age acceleration and biological aging.
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