Telomere: The natural end of a chromosome composed of a usually repetitive (non-coding) DNA sequence (i.e., TTAGGG). It serves to stabilize the chromosome and protects against end-to-end fusion of DNA.
The Seven Countries Study
The Seven Countries Study (SCS for short) is the first major study to investigate diet and lifestyle along with other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, across contrasting countries and cultures and over an extended period of time. Read more about this study.