Every man wishes to live for long, but after studying the data on human longevity for years, the US researchers have concluded that science may not help you extend your life span by hundreds of years.
In spite of all the efforts to live longer, the average human life expectancy may have hit its zenith. Not that you will not live longer, but there is a likelihood of you not crossing the record age of 122 years.
After increasing the average life expectancy in the last two decades, the age of the oldest people in the world increased with it. The researchers found that the percentage of people who lived to enjoy old age kept climbing from 19th century onward.
In simple words, if someone lives till 1,000 years then the chances of the person making it to 110, 125, or even 120 in several decades showed no improvement.
Based on this data, researchers concluded that for any life 125 years is the probable limit.
“Further progress against infectious and chronic diseases may continue boosting average life expectancy, but not maximum life span,” said study senior author Jan Vijg, chair of genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
As the researchers noted, average life expectancy has risen substantially since the 19th century because of improvements in diet, public health and other areas.
Inputs from The Chicago Tribune