- •Sperm telomeres were shorter in older OAZ men than in older NZ men.
- •Younger OAZ men had a higher number of short telomeres in sperm and a tendency towards lower TERC accumulation.
- •Mean TL in PBMCs was shorter in younger OAZ patients, who also showed a higher percentage of short telomeres.
- •Positive correlations between STL and sperm count and motility were found in younger NZ men.
- •Sperm from younger NZ accumulated lower TRF1 mRNA levels.