Immortality has been the ideal conquest for protagonists in a variety of stories and human beings for quite some time. With new-age medicine and health fervors like exercise regimes, diet plans, and ever-growing organic shops worldwide, the age limit for humans has been increasing. What is the latest human age max today? According to MSN, “the human ‘age ceiling’ is approximately 114.1 years for men and 115.7 years for women.”
Reason being for women’s lifespan to be longer is due to recent scientific studies stating testosterone is linked to “shorter lifespans.” Why that is? According to BestLife, testosterone “suppresses immune function, can be exposed to harmful infections, may cause heart failure, and may cause prostate cancer.” Another significant cause of longevity is by “cutting 20% of all calories.” In the 1980s, a study done by the University of Wisconsin and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) (BestLife) showing that an experiment with Rhesus monkeys caloric intake and reducing it by at least 30% made quite a significant difference.
According to Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the average rate expectancy reached 115, but that’s not to say this happens for all of us. Emma Moreno of Italy lived until she was 117 making her the “oldest person in the world—and the fifth recorded oldest person in human history.” Before her, in 1997, a woman from France named Jeanne Clement lived to be 122. Could humans exist past the age of 122? Chances are rare. According to Einstein College scientists, human beings living past 125 is “less than 1 in 10,000.”
The best we can do is continue exercising, so our limbs won’t stiffen as much, the older we get (hopefully), and eating as healthy as possible. There are natural tendencies we cannot control, such as graying of hair, and sagging skin, but that shows we have aged and lived our best life.