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How long can we live? The limit hasn't been reached, study finds

In 2016, a team of scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx made the bold claim that Ms Calment was even more of an outlier than she seemed

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The researchers also found that people who were born in later years have a slightly lower mortality rate when they reach 105

Carl Zimmer | NYT London
Since 1900, average life expectancy around the globe has more than doubled, thanks to better public health, sanitation and food supplies. But a new study of long-lived Italians indicates that we have yet to reach the upper bound of human longevity.
 
“If there’s a fixed biological limit, we are not close to it,” said Elisabetta Barbi, a demographer at the University of Rome.
 
Barbi and her colleagues published their research Thursday in the journal Science. The current record for the longest human life span was set 21 years ago, when Jeanne Calment, a Frenchwoman, died at the age

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First Published: Jun 30 2018 | 9:41 PM IST

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