Researchers envision an increasing lifespan past 125 years of age

New research by the University of Washington unveiled how extreme longevity is expected to likely increase throughout the rest of this century, with a possibility for many to reach 130 years of age.

First publicized in the journal Demographic Research, researchers utilized statistical modeling to study the extremities of aging, and how more people may begin to reach age 110 and older over the next decades, despite any presence of disease or cell deterioration.

Researchers sought to establish if people can achieve even higher age ranges than the farthest in the world, which was age 122, by a French populant.

They turned to the International Database on Longevity to calculate the likelihood of living past age 110, with data examined from numerous developed nations that track supercentenarians, or people who reached age 110 and older.

“The probability remains strong of a person living longer, to 124 years old (99% probability) and even to 127 years old (68% probability),” the findings explained. ‘An even longer lifespan is possible but much less likely, with a 13% probability of someone living to age 130.”

“We find that the exponential survival model for supercentenarians is consistent with the most recent IDL data and that projections of the population aged 110–114 through 2080 are sensible.”

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