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Humans May Already Have Achieved Longest Lifespan

A new study concludes that in parts of the world, we literally may be living as long as humanly possible. In the West, the average lifespan is 80. The authors of a study published Wednesday in Nature say data strongly suggest that may be about as good as it gets. In fact, the study suggests the maximum human lifespan may have been achieved in the 1990s. The average life expectancy rose dramatically from the end of the 19th century and through the 20th, almost on a continuous basis,...

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