- Humans may live up to 130 years of age in this century, scientists predict
- The longest living French woman ever is Jeanne Calment who passed away at the age of 122
- The study set out to determine if there is an upper limit to the human lifespan.
- He found that the probability of surviving to the age of 110 is 50/50. was not
In this century it may be possible to live to the grand age of 130.
The longest living person in history is Jeanne Calment, a chain-smoker French woman born in 1875, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days.
However, it may be possible to surpass his record, a study has found.
Researchers analyzed the lifespans of more than 3,800 Italian ‘semi-supercentenarians’ who made it past the age of 105, and more than 9,800 who achieved similar longevity in France.
They concluded that after the age of 110, when people with poor genes and terrible health are usually already dead, the chances of survival are about 50/50.
Supercentenarians: It may be possible to live to the grand age of 130 in this century, scientists predict. The longest living person in history is Jean Calment (pictured), a chain-smoker French woman born in 1875, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days.
Who was Jean Calment?
Jean-Louis Calment holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest person ever.
Born on February 21, 1875, she is reported to have lived to the age of 122 years and 164 days.
He died on August 4, 1997, in a nursing home in Arles, in the south of France.
His unparalleled longevity has been the subject of many studies before and after his death.
After taking up fencing as a hobby at the age of 85, Jean enjoyed good health for most of his life.
Ms Calment also claimed that she had met artist Vincent van Gogh, to whom she had sold painting canvases in her father’s shop as a teenager.
‘He was ugly as sin, had a bad temper and smelled of wine,’ she said.
Jean Calment pictured with his Guinness World Record
This means that every year after someone’s 110th birthday a coin is tossed to see if they will survive.
So far, getting a ‘head’ 20 times in a row, to make it a 130 year old, is very unlikely – the probability is about one in a million.
However, despite COVID, and despite improvements in health care and lifestyle, life expectancy is still likely to increase, say the authors, with studies showing that one could reach their 130th birthday in this century. Is.
Dr Leo Belzile, a statistician who led the study at HEC Business School in Montreal, said: ‘As the world’s population continues to grow, more people are reaching 100 and more are reaching 110.
‘The more people toss a coin, with a 50 percent chance of survival each year after they are 110 years old, the more we can expect that someone will have a lucky streak and that until the age of 130. will reach.’
The study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, set out to determine whether there is an upper limit to human life.
If there was a cut-off age beyond which no one could survive, then statistically a group of people would be expected to die at that age.
But a study of French and Italian ‘super-agers’ found nothing of the sort.
At the age of 108, the researchers found that people’s chances of dying began to stabilize, reaching about 50/50.
The results could have implications for the super-rich like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who is reportedly investing in age-reversing technology.
Some animals, such as clams, do not age at all and finding out why is one of the main objectives of gerontology.
A solid empirical understanding of human mortality at peak age is important as a basis for research aimed at finding a cure for aging, the researchers wrote.
If there is no ‘wall’ like 130 years of age beyond which people can go, many more decades of life could be theoretically possible.
But it is much less likely, people who are 108 years old, are only likely to live an extra year and an average of three months.
Dr Belziel said: ‘People are fascinated by the idea of living forever, but unfortunately very few people reach this very old age.’
Between 1968 and 2017, in England and Wales, there have been only 157 supercentenarians over the age of 110.
Currently, the world’s oldest person and the third longest living person to date is 118-year-old Ken Tanaka of Japan.
Mrs Calment survived her husband, who died at the age of 73, smoked two cigarettes a day and quit cycling at only 100 years old. He is pictured at the age of 20
The Japanese have one of the highest life expectancies in the world, attributed by experts to a diet high in fish and low in satiating and a good health service.
Mrs. Calment had reached a remarkable age of 122 when she died. She outlived her husband, who died at the age of 73, smoked two cigarettes a day and quit cycling only at the age of 100.
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