Scientists have been debating as to what is the so-called maximum lifespan of human beings or the maximum age they could reach. Now, a new study reached an already vehiculated and quite controversial average, one that claims people will not live over a median age of 115.
The Oldest Human Average Age Will Be 115, as It Can’t Go Over, Say the Researchers
Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York researchers released a study almost a year ago which claimed to have established the limit to the maximum lifespan of humans. Their study, published in the journal Nature, suggests that the average human lifespan will not surpass 115 years old.
After the many controversies surrounding it, a new study now comes to sort of confirm its results. This latest research on the matter was carried out by Tilburg University and EUR or Erasmus University Rotterdam scientists.
Their study results suggest that the ceiling age for males is of 114.1 years old. That of women is slightly older, as they could reach a maximum median age of 115.7. When calculating the average, the oldest human would still be of around 115 years old.
According to the study team, despite all the recent increases, the human lifespan seems to have already reached its growth limit. This could have happened even as the improve living conditions, better medical care and nutrition helped push forward the life expectancy.
“On average, people live longer, but the very oldest among us have not gotten older over the last thirty years,” stated John Einmahl part of Tilburg University.
He continues by pointing out that the average life expectancy has indeed increased over these past years. However, the maximum ceiling age appears to have remained unchanged.
The study team used Extreme Value Theory, a brand of statistics when analyzing the data taken from around 75,000 dead people. These were registered from 1986 to 2015 in the Netherlands, and the information also offered the exact age at the time of death.
In a press statement, the researchers state that this current study helps point out that the oldest human average age has a “more or less constant ceiling”. This latest research has yet to be peer-reviewed.
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