The role of epigenetic aging in education and racial/ethnic mortality disparities among older U.S. Women.

Affiliation

Department of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06511, USA; Department of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06511, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Higher mortality experienced by socially disadvantaged groups and/or racial/ethnic minorities is hypothesized to be, at least in part, due to an acceleration of the aging process. Using a new epigenetic aging measure, Levine DNAmAge, this study aimed to investigate whether epigenetic aging accounts for mortality disparities by race/ethnicity and education in a sample of U.S. postmenopausal women.

Keywords

Education,Epigenetic aging,Mediation,Mortality,Race/ethnicity,

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