Do Jews live longer than the general population? In this paper, the question of a
potential extended lifespan associated with the Jewish community is explored. The
hypothesis claimed that Jews would be associated with increased longevity due to various
factors, including education, socioeconomic conditions, religion, and genetics. Overall
evidence seems to point in the general direction of increased longevity associated with Jews.
In a personal interview, Dr. Gil Atzmon, a longevity researcher at the Albert Einstein College
of Medicine, asserted that there exists no genetic link between longevity and the Jewish
people. Based on this, the association between Jews and longevity would be solely due to
environmental or behavioral factors. Further extensive studies are needed in order to confirm
or deny this claim.
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