No finite limit to the human lifespan, says statistics professor

s there a finite limit to the human lifespan? Among researchers of this issue, there is a lot of heated discussion. According to Holger Rootzén, Professor of Mathematical Statistics, there is not. His research has produced the surprising observations that survival rates after 110 years are seemingly unaffected by lifestyle or genetics – and that in the next 25 years, we may see a human live to 128 years old.

​In October 2016, a paper published in the scientific journal Naturesuggested that there was a hard limit to human lifespan. Looking at global demographic data, the researchers claimed that the natural limit for a human life was around 115 years.
However, among the res…
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