NEW STUDY SHOWS NO KNOWN UPPER LIMIT TO LONGEVITY

Chiyo Miyako of Japan is the world’s oldest verified living person at 117 years, as of June 29, 2018, according to the Gerontology Research Group. She credits eating eel, drinking red wine, and never smoking for her longevity, and enjoys calligraphy. (credit: Medical Review Co., Ltd.)

What it is: An international team of scientists have come to the conclusion that there is no known limit to human lifespan. Published in the journal Science, the findings are based on a new set of high-quality data collected on Italians over the age of 105. While risk of death increases exponentially from age 65 to 80, the range of risk increases after 80 — meaning that risks are more varied person to person — and after age 105, overall risks seems to plateau at an average 50 percent of living another year.

Why it’s important: Even without the many advances we have made in recent years to save lives and extend healthy lifespans, this analysis suggests that mortality is not a foregone conclusion, as many might believe. Look for this to begin to turn public opinion, and for an increased acceptance of longevity research overall.

Abundance Insider:  Spotted by Marissa Brassfield / Written by Jason Goodwin 

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2 Responses to “NEW STUDY SHOWS NO KNOWN UPPER LIMIT TO LONGEVITY”

  1. Linda says:

    Wow, God bless her and I’m going to get some red wine!!

  2. Cynthia Chambers says:

    Wonderful!

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