Cholesterol And Lifespan

Studies by the American Medical Association showed that there is a certain relationship between the content of cholesterol in the blood and life of man. Work was carried out in a homogeneous group of European Jews between the ages of 95 to 105 years. And that’s what has been found.
In humans, there is a certain gene CETP – longevity gene. He is responsible for the movement of cholesterol in the blood by special particles. The larger the particles, the more useful to the body. Because the fine particles that carry cholesterol easily penetrate the walls of the various vessels and arteries, facilitating the deposition of fat in them. As a result – a variety of heart attacks and strokes.


Researchers from the Institute on Aging at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Chicago found that the particles are more people who turned 90 years abroad. This is due to a certain gene changes in old age.
Moreover, it was found that people in this age due to the presence of large lipoprotein particles are retained intellectual ability.
The theory is that the size of the particles can be increased by increasing the physical stress on the body.
According to research by scientists at Yale University, the death rate among older people with low or high levels of cholesterol in the blood from myocardial infarction was twice the number from the larger number of deaths associated with elevated cholesterol.
Thus, people with high blood cholesterol levels live longer.