web analytics
November 23, 2014 / 1 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



Until 120

Guess What? High Cholesterol Helps Elderly Live Longer

Getting old is not so bad after all. An Israeli study says the reward for keeping a low cholesterol diet until age 80 or so is to let it all out and munch away at French fries and high-fat ice cream.
Over 80? Take a double-scoop!

Over 80? Take a double-scoop!
Photo Credit: Yori yanover

A new Israeli study suggests that people in their 80s should throw away the low cholesterol diet and go for the French Fries and steak.

Researchers at the Belinson Medical Center in Petach Tikvah, located adjacent to Tel Aviv, tested 500 elderly patients over a period five years and reported that those with higher cholesterol live longer. The average age of the patients was 82.

Dr. Abraham Weiss, deputy director of the Department of Geriatrics, said that cholesterol, long thought to be risk to good health and a contributing cause to heart disease and brain damage, is actually good for people once they reach the Golden Age.

The Maariv newspaper reported the researchers’ conclusions Thursday and pointed out that the patients were not given any drugs to reduce cholesterol during the study.

Every person is different, but Dr. Weiss estimates that the surprising findings indicate that cholesterol has a reverse effect for the elderly and actually helps soften the arteries.

He warned that the study should not be accepted as conclusive but that doctors should think twice before assuming that it is advisable to give the elderly drugs that lower cholesterol.

Those under the age of 80 should continue to keep their cholesterol levels low.

February is American Heart Month in the United States, and the U.S.-based Home Access Health Corporation advised this week, “We all know people who have suffered a heart attack or stroke unexpectedly; that’s why it’s important for people to manage their cholesterol levels as part of an overall approach to good health.”

But once you get to the 80s, you might be able to healthily go back to eating chicken liver, b utter, whipped cream and lots of puddings.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

11 Responses to “Guess What? High Cholesterol Helps Elderly Live Longer”

  1. Only 5 years to go!

  2. Dont wait for that! Enjoy your french fries

  3. Reuven M. Rosenberg says:

    Cholesterol is a very crucial platform molecule for the creation of other molecules. Very often problems arise from having low cholesterol, not high cholesterol. This is in the medical literature. Ask your doctor to check the literature and tell you why he is using very powerful drugs to lower your cholesterol and put you at risk.

  4. Reuven M. Rosenberg says:

    Far more problems arise from low cholesterol vs. high cholesterol. This can be readily confirmed by the mainstream medical literature. Cholesterol is a crucial platform molecule in the creation of other molecules like steroids and sex hormones and is actually cardio-protective! The brain and every cell in the body need and use cholesterol and without it the body simply can't function.

    The problem is not cholesterol, but rather systemic inflammation. Read that line again and again until you understand it and you are able to let go of the mental propaganda that high cholesterol is dangerous. If you want to know more about this contact me through my website: http://www.DrRosenberg.net.

  5. I know that there is 2 kinds of Cholestero.one ispositive the other is negative. I beleive the article means thepositive one. thanks for this information. iam vegeterian. I am 64 years. good health but after 80 I don't beleive that I can eat any kind of meat.

  6. so wait but take care . you look healthy thanks god . it is better not to eat meat beleive me

  7. I shall reach 80 in october 15th 2013. I have started to have wine and dine theory back into my daily to do things.

  8. The research is good, but this article is shot through with errors. Steak yes, fries no. Butter yes, ice cream and puddings no–sugared dairy products contribute to cataracts, and there is growing consensus that Alzheimer's disease is Diabetes 3. Grass-fed beef is best. Soup with marrow bones is as good for you as it was for your bubbie & zaydie, just leave out the barley. Enjoy eggs scrambled in butter, and get lots of vegetables. Put real cream in your coffee, and have fun! AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE 80–LIMIT CARBS AND FEEL BETTER!

  9. Actually there is a difference in LDL particles, not all are bad. Low fat diets cause over-consumption of carbohydrates, which is why our fat-obsessed society is fatter than ever and diabetes is rampant. Vegetarian diets are nutritionally poor. If you don't want to eat meat, have fatty fish like salmon.

  10. Sorry, no fries, but enjoy your steak! Ditch ice cream and puddings, but scramble your eggs in butter. Low-carb with lots of veggies is the healthiest diet. Get enough meat–most seniors don't eat enough to get all their nutrients from a meat-free diet. Salmon and nuts are good too, so have fun!

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Islamic State flag displayed from Arab residence
IDF Arrests Terrorist Linked with ISIS
Latest News Stories
Hevron terrorists burned to the ground the rooms a a checkpoint where IDF soldiers were stationed.

It was a miracle no one was injured or burned to death.

Islamic State flag displayed from Arab residence

Israeli’s most powerful weapon of defense is good intelligence.

Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour

This is in followup to the prayers and moment of silence that the Jordanian Parliament held in honor of the two terrorists.

US Secretary of State John Kerry with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier before P5+1 talks. Nov. 22, 2014.

Is the West about to provide Iran with a major concession in order to reach an “historic” (but empty) deal?

Someone spray painted “ISIS” in Arabic on a memorial for fallen Druse soldiers up north.

Government ministers are examining steps the state can take to deter more terrorist attacks.

Yehudah Glick will be undergoing additional surgery on Sunday morning.

After discovering a tunnel from Gaza into the Sinai that extended 1850 meters, Egypt has decide to extend it sterile zone along its 14 kilometer Gazan border from 500 meters to 1000 meters.

The students were attacked as they walked back from Friday night prayers.

Bnei Akiva religious youth members joined forces with far left Meretz youth group members on July 4, 2011, to protest in front of the US Consulate in Israel, calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard. That was years ago, and as of today, Pollard has now spent 30 years in jail. Enough is enough.

The task force will aim at keeping Americans from joining ISIS and other radical Muslim murder gangs.

The cell that planned to kill Lieberman was only of several planning to kill PA official and Israelisץ

Arab pathologist who originally agreed with the findings of Arab bus driver’s autopsy showing suicide, now disagrees.

Secret Service officers arrested a woman with a gun while she was walking along the White House fence around 8:30 p.m. (EST) Thursday at the same time President Barack Obama was addressing the country on the issue of immigration. The woman was identified as April Lenhart, 23, from Michigan. She was wearing a holster and […]

And we can already hear Obama and Kerry telling him not to upset Allah and thank God on the Temple Mount.

More Articles from Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Hevron terrorists burned to the ground the rooms a a checkpoint where IDF soldiers were stationed.

It was a miracle no one was injured or burned to death.

Islamic State flag displayed from Arab residence

Israeli’s most powerful weapon of defense is good intelligence.

The cell that planned to kill Lieberman was only of several planning to kill PA official and Israelisץ

And we can already hear Obama and Kerry telling him not to upset Allah and thank God on the Temple Mount.

Three Palestinian Authority terrorists linked with Hamas planned to murder Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack on his vehicle near his eastern Gush Etzion home, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed Thursday night. It did not say exactly when it uncovered the plot but revealed that the assassination plan was […]

Why not? Obama already lives like he is on his own island.

There were disguised as Christmas gifts, which were to be used to kill Jews.

Wholesale discrimination against Arabs is blatantly illegal and racist but sends a strong message to the police.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/guess-what-high-cholesterol-helps-elderly-live-longer/2013/01/31/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: