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What doesn’t kill you…

The Tel Aviv-based Morris Kahn Maccabi Health Data Science Institute’s professor Nachman Ash has co-published an interesting piece of research in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Comparing the death rates of 38,597 Holocaust survivors born between 1911 and 1945 in Europe and those of a control group of 34,931 others, the study discovered that while Holocaust survivors had rather higher rates of chronic problems (such as obesity, cancer, dementia etc), the overall mortality rate among Holocaust survivors was considerably lower (25.3%) compared with the general Israeli population (41.1%).

Holocaust survivors lived on average until 84.8 years, almost seven years longer than the general population average of 77.7 years.

Mazel tov.