Analysis of data by statisticians in Canada has suggested that the extreme limit of human lifespans could be as high as 180 years old which could burden society
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An expert has claimed “supercentenarians” could live to the age of 180 with records smashed by 2100.
Scientists say people may live until the age of 130 by the end of the century.
And the extreme limit of human lifespans, they claim, could see people living until they are 180-years-old.
Data by statisticians at HEC Montréal in Canada reckon people could life far longer lives than the expected three score years and 10.
Léo Belzile has suggested that the record for the oldest person to have lived could be smashed by 2100.
And people could be living until 130-years-old by the end of this century, according to scientists.
Data by statisticians at HEC Montréal in Canada has suggested that the extreme limit of human lifespans could be as high as 180-years-old.
The current record belongs Jeanne Calment, a French woman who died at the age of 122 in 1997.
Belzile warned that some data suggested there is no upper limit to human lifespan.
He said: “Human lifespan lies well beyond any individual lifetime yet observed or that could be observed in the absence of major medical advances”
In the Annual Review of Statistics and Its Applications he said more people pushing lifespan limits which could have an huge impact on society.
Medical bills could soar as people suffer from extreme old age ailments.
It could also impact social care, pensions and social security payments which would would burden taxpayers.
More than a dozen people alive are verified to be currently over the age of 110 years old.
Professor Eileen Crimmins, an life expectancy expert at the University of Southern California, told The Times : ‘You’re going to have incredible medical bills.
‘If you’re going to have to make major interventions to keep them alive and healthy, it’s going to be an incredible expenditure to replace all their knees, all their hips, their corneas, their heart valves.
‘We can probably do this, it’s like keeping an old car running. But eventually it’ll die.’
The International Database on Longevity – which tracks people who live to at least the age of 110 – said that the risk of dying increases steadily from the age of 50 but slows at the age of 80 and could even level off by the age of 110.
When a person reaches 110, the chances of dying in the next year reach 50 per cent.
This means that, in some models, an upper lifespan limit of 130-180 years old is possible.
Professor Crimmins added: “Nobody has lived beyond 122. The fact that somebody might live to 130, OK, fine, what’s the big deal?
“If you throw the dice enough times the probability that somebody is going to make it a little longer is always a little bit higher.”
She said her immediate concern i was the two-year drop in the average lifespan seen in the US since the pandemic
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