iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here’s a new goal for yourself: try to live to the age of 115.
An expert on aging at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Jan Vijg, tells The New York Times, “It seems highly likely we have reached our ceiling. From now on, this is it. Humans will never get older than 115.”
Along with his graduate students Xiao Dong and Brandon Milholland, Dr. Vijg published the results of a new study on the topic Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The researchers analyzed the International Database on Longevity, which featured information on 534 people who reached extremely old ages.
Dr. Vijg and his team analyzed the data, noting the year that each person died, and charted the greatest age that someone had reached every year since the 1960s.
It was observed that people rarely lived beyond 115 years.
So, how can we maximize our time on this planet in the future? Dr. Vijg suggests it can be done with healthy habits and possibly with drugs that can repair cellular damage that comes with age.
Dr. Vijg says, “There’s a good chance to improve health span, that’s the most important thing.”
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