Jeanne Calment, 122 years old women passed away in a nursing home in France. She was the longest living human being when she died.
A report published in a journal has claimed that humans cannot live more than 115 years. It means that human life expectancy has increased since the last century. However critics have argued that one cannot decide or fix the lifespan of humans.
A global study was conducted and reports claimed that human life expectancy has risen dramatically for certain groups over the past century, the improvement slowed down significantly for the extremely old.
To investigate, Jan Vijg, a geneticist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and his colleagues turned to the Human Mortality Database, which spans 38 countries and is jointly run by US and German demographers.
They reasoned that if there’s no upper limit on lifespan, then the biggest increase in survival should be experienced by ever-older age groups as the years pass and medicine improves