Thursday, 13 October 2016

Humans have reached their lifespan limit – Researchers

Humans can only live so long and we're reaching the natural biological limit, researchers say in a report published in Nature.

The paper, published Wednesday, says that despite life expectancy being dramatically higher than it was 100 years ago, it's highly unlikely it will continue to rise any more than what it is right now. It also says the probability of anyone living for more than 125 years is incredibly unlikely.

The research was carried out by geneticist Jan Vijg at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York with several graduates. They analyzed aging trends in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Japan.

In a statement released by the university, Vijg says that while "there is no reason to think that the ongoing increase in maximum lifespan will end soon," the data strongly suggests that it's "already been attained and that this happened in the 1990s."

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