If live forever is your long-term plan, then science could have done burst your bubble. New data suggest that the duration of human life maxes out at 115 years. So far, the record for the longest living human being is 122 years, but scientists do not say many exceed this number.
said Lead author Jan Vijg “Progress against infectious diseases and chronic can continue to increase the average life expectancy, but not life maximum.”
human life expectancy has come a long way with advances in science and medicine, along with improvements in diet and public health.
The researchers recorded data from the database of human mortality. The researchers observed a steady increase in life expectancy since the 1900s
Vijg added “This finding indicates diminishing returns in reducing mortality in old age and a possible limit on the duration of human life.”
The results revealed that the maximum human life span is 115 years, with the hope of absolute human life being 125 years. The probability that someone 125 years is less than one in 10,000.
Vijg continued “Demographers and biologists have argued that there is no reason to believe that the continued increase maximum longevity will end soon. However, our data strongly suggest that it has already achieved and this happened in the 1990s “
“While it is conceivable that therapeutic advances could extend human longevity beyond the limits we have calculated, these advances would be needed to overwhelm the many genetic variants that appear to collectively determine the duration of human life. Such once resources are now spent to increase the duration of life instead should go to lengthen ‘health span “- the duration of old age in good health,” Vijg concluded
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