Despite the slightly lower number for men, 114.1 years is still a long time.
In the last 30 years, 75,000 people have died in the Netherlands, according to statisticians from Tilburg University and Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
A statement by Professor John Einmahl, one of the scientists who conducted the research, has been quoted by Medical Express:
Although average life expectancy has increased over the last thirty years, the very oldest among us have not aged any longer. There seems to be a ceiling here. Although average human life expectancy has increased, the maximum ceiling has remained the same.
In this case, while it’s not about life expectancy, it’s about lifespan, which is a measurement of how long an individual can live if they reside in good health.
The results of this study are similar to those of a study done in the United States in which researchers found a similar lifespan bracket. In their study, they determined that g20 summit the lifespan of an individual plateaus in their nineties and is unlikely to increase further than 115 years old.
122 years is a staggering lifespan, but they do not matter to Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived for 122 years. It is believed that the world record holder died in 1997, being born in 1875 and having lived to the age of 117.
It is not known whether her achievement will ever be topped, but a study that may reveal the secret to longer life is expected to be published within the next month or two.
Anyhow, I’m glad to learn that Oasis lied when they said they’d live forever.
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