Scientists have identified the highest limit at which people can live the longest, between 120 and 150, depending on the individual.
This means that people can live longer than current world record holder Jean Kalman, who died in 1997 at the age of 122.
The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, used artificial intelligence and medical data from volunteers from Great Britain and the United States.
Analyzing information about the health and physical condition of people with artificial intelligence, the scientists concluded that human life expectancy is mainly based on two main factors: biological age and flexibility of the organism.
Biological years are associated with stress, lifestyle, and chronic diseases, while the organism’s flexibility represents its ability to return to normal after being subjected to some form of stress.
According to their findings, the human body between the ages of 120 and 150 completely loses flexibility, leading to the inability to recover from stressful events.
– As we get older, we need more and more time to recover from the ailments, and we spend less and less time in the average physiological state – says Timothy Pirkov, one of the authors of the study.
Andrzej Gudkov, a professor at the Roswell Park Cancer Center, adds that the discovery “is an ideological breakthrough because it determines and distinguishes the role of the basic elements of human longevity.”
– The study explains why even the most effective treatments for geriatric diseases can improve on average, but not maximize life expectancy until proper anti-aging therapies are developed, he says, reports The New York Post.