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2024 Jun 10

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci


High-impact pain is associated with epigenetic aging among middle-aged and older adults: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study.


Tamargo JA, Strath LJ, Cruz-Almeida Y


Chronic pain has been associated with accelerated biological aging, which may be related to epigenetic alterations. We evaluated the association of high-impact pain (i.e., pain that limits activities and function) with epigenetic aging, a measure of biological aging, in a nationally representative sample of middle-aged and older adults in the United States.