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Scientists calculate the ‘maximum age’ humans could possibly live to

Scientists calculate the 'maximum age' humans could possibly live to


Scientists have calculated that the maximum age humans will be able to live to is 150.

Life expectancy for the average person in the UK is currently just over 81, but experts created an AI-driven app to work out that one day people will be able to live much longer than that.

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Researchers from Gero, a Singapore-based biotech company and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, say this helped them to pinpoint how long any human is ever likely to live, which they say is 150.

The team looked at lifestyle factors and how people’s bodies respond to crunch the numbers.

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Indonesian man Mbah Gotho was said to be 146 when he died in April 2017, but his age was not verified
Indonesian man Mbah Gotho was said to be 146 when he died in April 2017, but his age was not verified

The experts say the app can accurately estimate the rate of biological ageing and maximum lifespan.

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The oldest person to have ever lived is French woman Jeanne Calment, who was 122 years and 164 days when she died in August 1997. She outlived both her daughter and grandson.

Indonesian man Mbah Gotho was supposedly 146 when he died in April 2017, but his age was not verified.

Study author Dr Tim Pyrkov, of Gero, said: “Calculation of resilience based on physical activity data streams has been implemented in the GeroSense iPhone app.

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“It shows a complete loss of human body resilience, that is the ability to recover, at some age around 120 to 150 years old.

“As we age, more and more time is required to recover after a perturbation, and on average we spend less and less time close to the optimal physiological state.”

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The researchers used something called DOSI (dynamic organism state indicator), that looks at age, illness and other lifestyles factors to work out how resilient our bodies are.

Gero co-founder Dr Peter Fedichev added: “Ageing in humans exhibits universal features common to complex systems operating on the brink of disintegration.

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“This work is a demonstration of how concepts borrowed from physical sciences can be used in biology to probe different aspects of senescence and frailty to produce strong interventions against ageing.”

Life expectancy varies widely from country-to-country, with the worldwide life expectancy at 73.3 years.

Japan comes out on top with an average of 84.3 years compared to just 53.1 years in the Central African Republic.

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Some wealthy people are so desperate to “live forever” that they arrange to be cryogenically frozen after death at huge expense.

The theory is that they will then be brought back to life if science allows it in the future.





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