Does longer leukocyte telomere length and higher physical fitness protect master athletes from consequences of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection?

The higher physical fitness, better health, lower inflammation, better redox balance, and the longer leukocyte telomere length of master athletes indicates they are not only biologically younger than their calendar age suggests, but are also expected to have a better ability to successfully face a COVID-19 disease than their frail sedentary age-matched peers.
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Subjects: ageing people age blood performance capacity relation disease infection virus load exercise / load tolerance immunity training movement
Notations: biological and medical sciences
Tagging: Coronavirus Masterssport
DOI: 10.3389/fspor.2020.0008
Published in: Frontiers in Sports and Active Living
Published: 2020
Issue: 16.6.2020
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced