Comment on "the plateau of human mortality: Demography of longevity pioneers"

Academic Article


  • Barbi et al. (Reports, 29 June 2018, p. 1459) reported that human mortality rate reached a "plateau" after the age of 105, suggesting there may be no limit to human longevity. We show, using their data, that potential lifespans cannot increase much beyond the current 122 years unless future biomedical advances alter the intrinsic rate of human aging.
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    Published In

  • Science  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 20866681
  • Author List

  • Beltr├ín-S├ínchez H; Austad SN; Finch CE
  • Volume

  • 361
  • Issue

  • 6409