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The research team at the University of Washington pointed out that by the end of this century, human life may reach 130 years. The research was published in the journal Demographic Research.


Human life is getting longer and longer. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

Seattle, WA (Merxwire) - In the past, the general public did not pay much attention to hygiene and cleanliness as they do now. Coupled with the impact of wars and diseases, people's life span is limited. But now, with the continuous advancement of human medicine and technology, people's average life span has become longer and longer.

There are more and more centenarians around the world. Who is the record holder with the longest lifespan in history? In 1997, Jeanne Louise Calment of France passed away. She lived a total of 122 years and 164 days in her life and was verified by the Guinness World Records as the oldest person.

Who is the oldest person still in the world? In Japan, Tanaka Kane, born on January 2, 1903, celebrated his 118th birthday in January of this year. She is the third person to live to the age of 118 in historical records and the first person to live to the age of 118 in Japanese history.

Do humans have a chance to live longer? A team from the University of Washington did a study "Probabilistic forecasting of maximum human lifespan by 2100 using Bayesian population projections" to predict the maximum human lifespan in 2100.

How to grow old healthily is an important issue. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

The study analyzed two groups of elderly data banks. A set of data from the International Database on Longevity contains data on 13 countries and more than 1,100 Supercentenarians. The second group is Italy from January 2009 to December 2015 and contains data for at least 105 years of age.

The research team uses existing data and related research to make inferences. Its data statistics and research analysis are also consistent, making the research results more reliable. Research results and statistical models show that humans may have a life span of 130 years by the end of this century.

"Beyond age 110, one can think of living another year as being almost like flipping a fair coin," said Anthony Davison, a professor of statistics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) who led the research.

"Any study of extreme old age, whether statistical or biological, will involve extrapolation," he said. "We were able to show that if a limit below 130 years exists, we should have been able to detect it by now using the data now available," he added.

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