300 years ago many people had a short life.
Canadian scientists have shown that the average maximum human lifespan (i.e., averaged over all longevity of the Earth) at least more than previously thought. A study published in the journal Nature.
To such conclusions experts have come, analyzing the data on life expectancy of people from USA, UK, France and Japan, going back to 1968.
“We just don’t know what can be the age limit. In fact, extending the trend lines, we can show that the maximum average duration of life can continue to grow in the foreseeable future,” said co-author Siegfried Hekimi.
He noted that 300 years ago many people had a short life. “If we told them that one day most people can live to a hundred years, they’d say we were crazy,” added Hakimi.
Thus, the authors denied the results of American scientists, published in October 2016 in Nature, according to which the average maximum human lifespan is 115 years old.
The oldest that ever lived people on Earth, whose dates of birth and death officially confirmed was the Frenchwoman Jeanne calment, who died in August 1997. She lived 122 years, 5 months and 14 days.
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