There is no known limit to how long humans can live, researchers say – Alabama News

There is no known limit to how long humans can live, researchers say – Alabama News

Back in October, a controversial study made waves by suggesting that, for the most part, human beings had a natural limit on their lifespans that ended at 115 years.

Now, the same academic journal that published the study has released five different studies arguing the exact opposite.

Three researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine argued last year in “Nature” that while exceptions will persist — the oldest verified person in history, Jeanne Calment, died in 1997 at 122 — we’ve essentially reached the ceiling of how long the human body can function.

“From now on, this is it. Humans will never get older than 115,” Dr. Jan Vijg, the study’s lead author, told the New York Times.

Other experts on aging, however, beg to differ. “Nature,” which was criticized by some scientists for publishing Vijg’s study, published five rebuttals this week, according to Time.

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