Tag Archives: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Patterns Indicative of the Elastic Limits to Human Life-Span? (NHS Choices / Science)

Summary Italian research into longevity indicates that death rates tend to increase up to age 80, then decrease and actually level-off after the age of 105 years. This implies that the biological (absolute) limits to longevity may not yet have … Continue reading

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A Natural Limit to Human Life Expectancy? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Despite recent historical trends in the seemingly endless increase in human life expectancy, researchers analysing global demographic data believe they may have detected signs that the maximum lifespan may be limited to around 115 years “Our results strongly suggest … Continue reading

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Over-90s Avoiding Mental Decline While Living to Older Age? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Danish research suggests that 90-year-olds are surviving into very old age while retaining better mental performance and overall functioning. Danish people born in 1915 had better survival and scored significantly better on both the cognitive tests and the activities of daily … Continue reading

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