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No Fixed Maximum Lifespan

15 years ago

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Posted on Nov 17, 2003, 12 p.m. By Bill Freeman

An article in the New York Times reports on demographic research that confirms there is no fixed upper limit to healthy lifespan. Even in Japan, the country with the longest lifespans, the average life expectancy continues to increase by a quarter of a year each year.

An article in the New York Times reports on demographic research that confirms there is no fixed upper limit to healthy lifespan. Even in Japan, the country with the longest lifespans, the average life expectancy continues to increase by a quarter of a year each year. This represents the effects of current biomedical progress. To reach indefinite healthy lifespans, the ultimate goal of healthy life extension, this rate of increase must be boosted. We believe that regenerative medicine will make this possible, which is why funding must increase and legislative interference cease.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/11/science/11SPAN.html

[Editor: The preceding article was not written by A4M/WHN]

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