How long can humans live?

Researchers say humans have reached limit of lifespan

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Data indicates that the biggest improvement in life-expectancy had been attained in the 1990s.

In a report published in the journal ‘Nature’ and reproduced by CNN, researchers suggest that humans are reaching the natural biological limit of our lifespan, and cannot expect to live beyond a certain age.

The research was carried out by geneticist Professor Jan Vijg and his team at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.  They analysed aging trends in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Japan.  Data indicates that the biggest improvement in life-expectancy for humans had already been attained in the 1990s.

Scientists say that despite life expectancy being dramatically higher than it was a century ago, and even with the advancement of science today, it is unlikely to continue rising much further than what it is right now.  They also suggest that living beyond 125 years is incredibly doubtful.

At the end, the inevitable – death – would still have to happen.  The question is only when.

 

For the original article, please visit CNN: “Can we really live any longer?”