Behind hoaxes and endless confusion, scientific research comes to give an answer that certainly impresses us. But how long do you think human beings would last if there were no diseases?
“Make them happy,” we say in the typical birthday wishes we make now and then. We wish this considering that 100 years for a man exceeds expectations for how long he will live. At least for the developed world countries, our time sets the standard limit of human life at about 80-85 years.
However, a lot has been said about these boundaries, often buried under hoaxes and urban myths. However, an excellent way to see how far a person can go is to look at when the one who lived longer than anyone else died. The record we have now – and which we are sure is true – is about 120 years. There are, of course, other reports for people who have reached 140, but we are currently keeping what is specific and proven.
Scientific research has begun to address the issue and pushes the boundaries of human life even further. So, according to scientists, the human body could live, in a supposedly non-existent condition, for 150 years.
“We reach somewhere between 120 and 150 years until we have a complete lack of resilience,” the researchers explain in their article. It was preceded by a study in the cells of more than half a million people obtained from databases in the United Kingdom, the United States and Russia and compared with other data from 4,532 people on the deterioration of their fitness.
The research also found something exciting. There are two peaks in the ageing process. The first at the age of 35 and the second at that of 65. Interesting because the social norm confirms the study of biology. At about 35, most athletes give up active action. On the other hand, around 65 most employees retire.
In general, however, it is predicted that, if all goes well and thanks to advances in science, the new generations of people will live longer and longer. But this remains to be proven, as it is based on a linear reading of history. The only thing that is fixed is that science is the greatest ally of longevity.