/ 30 September 2021

Living until 130yo

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

It’s a scenario many of us probably haven’t envisioned, but a new French study reckons it’s a milestone that humans could achieve by the end of the century. All you have to do is crack the ton and play the numbers… Research into people aged 105yo and over has found evidence that they effectively cease to age, statistically speaking. While the risk of dying generally increases during one’s lifetime, researchers say that eventually plateaus into about a 50-50 chance of dying each year once you hit supercentenarian status – 110yo. No reconstructions from No Country For Old Men are required… A 110yo today has a 1 in a million chance of reaching 130yo, but the number of supercentenarians will grow as modern medicine improves, researchers say, and 130yo is just a creaky hop/skip/jump from there…

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