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Offline InHisName  
#1 Posted : Thursday, August 31, 2017 2:10:12 PM(UTC)
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Dutch scientists say human lifespan has limits
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AFP•August 31, 2017
Dutch researchers said that while life expectancies had increased, there had been no major shift in maximum lifespan in the last 30 years

The Hague (AFP) - Dutch researchers claimed Thursday to have discovered the maximum age "ceiling" for human lifespan, despite growing life expectancy because of better nutrition, living conditions and medical care.

Mining data from some 75,000 Dutch people whose exact ages were recorded at the time of death, statisticians at Tilburg and Rotterdam's Erasmus universities pinned the maximum ceiling for female lifespan at 115.7 years.

Men came in slightly lower at 114.1 years in the samples taken from the data which spans the last 30 years, said Professor John Einmahl, one of three scientists conducting the study.

"On average, people live longer, but the very oldest among us have not gotten older over the last thirty years," Einmahl told AFP.

"There is certainly some kind of a wall here. Of course the average life expectancy has increased," he said, pointing out the number of people turning 95 in The Netherlands had almost tripled.

"Nevertheless, the maximum ceiling itself hasn't changed," he said.


Seems I heard this somewhere...LOL

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Offline Mike  
#2 Posted : Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:18:53 PM(UTC)
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Then Yahowah said, ‘My Spirit shall not remain nor abide with the descendants of ‘Adam forever because, in addition to this, he is flesh and prone to proclaiming, publishing, and preaching news which is considered good and beneficial by those who hear it. So for a period of time, it shall come to be that his days will be one-hundred-twenty years.’ (Bare'syth 6:3)

Humans will NEVER live past 125 years: The body cannot naturally pass beyond a certain life expectancy
• New research suggests that the maximum human age is 'fixed'
• People are living longer than in previous decades, but only to a point
• No human has lived longer than 122 – the age reached by a Frenchwoman, Jeanne Calment, in 1997
By Colin Fernandez Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail
Published: 12:00 EST, 5 October 2016 | Updated: 12:54 EST, 5 October 2016

The natural limit to human life is no more than 125 years, a study has found.
Despite ever more humans living for longer each year – the final cut-off point has remained stubbornly the same.
No human has lived longer than 122 – the age reached by a Frenchwoman, Jeanne Calment, in 1997.
Researchers believe that this is because there is an age limit beyond which humans just cannot pass naturally.
Researchers led by Jan Vijg of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York investigated whether the rise in human lifespans meant the 122 lifespan was a maximum.
The most 'convincing argument' that the maximum human lifespan is not fixed is the ongoing increase in life expectancy in most countries over the last century, the researchers said.
However, a large part of the increase in life expectancy comes from a huge reduction of deaths in childbirth and infancy.
If there was no limit, we would see an onward march of ever older people.
To test the theory, they studied the International Database on Longevity, which records the age of death from people in 41 countries between 1968 and 2006.
They found that people do keep living longer – but only up to a point.
THE OLDEST EVER HUMAN RODE A BICYCLE UNTIL SHE WAS 100
Jeanne Calment, the oldest documented human to ever live, chalked up the remarkable age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997.
She greatly outlived her husband, who died at 73, and only gave up cycling when she was 100.
She smoked two cigarettes a day until five years before her death.
In 1877, as a girl of 13, in her hometown of Arles, she recalled selling pencils to Vincent Van Gogh, who lived nearby, who was 'dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable.'
They said: 'the rate of improvement in survival peaks and then declines for very old age levels which points towards diminishing gains in reduction of late-life mortality and a possible limit to human lifespan.'
'In contrast to previous suggestions that human longevity can be extended ever further, our data strongly suggest that the duration of life is limited,' the researchers wrote in Nature.
They said despite the huge improvements in life expectancy seen in the past 150 years, 'improvements in survival with age tend to decline after age 100,' and that the age at death of the world's oldest person has not increased since the 1990s.
Their findings were also supported by maximum recorded age of death figures in another database, that of the Gerontological Research Group, which records deaths from 1972 to 2015.
This database shows that each year, the maximum recorded age of death for the countries in the database 'plateaued' in 1994 at an average of 114, It has slightly decreased since then.
They estimate 125 as an upper limit: but stress it would be rare.
They estimate the chance of anyone living longer than Jeanne Calment, and recording a maximum age of 125 for any given year would be once in 10,000 years.
Mrs Calment, the oldest documented human to ever live, chalked up the remarkable age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997.
She greatly outlived her husband, who died at 73, and only gave up cycling when she was 100.
She smoked two cigarettes a day, only giving up five years before her death.
In 1877, as a girl of 13, in her hometown of Arles, she recalled selling pencils to Vincent Van Gogh, who lived nearby, who was 'dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable.'
The UK, France, Japan and the US have the most supercentenarians – people aged 110 years or more.
Average life expectancy is 81.50 years in the UK.
There have been 134 verified supercentenarians from the United Kingdom.
The oldest living person in the United Kingdom is Bessie Camm from Rotherham, born 20 June 1904, aged 112 years, 107 days as of today.

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