people who live to or past their 110th birthday, in the news, it seems like your odds of living a long time are pretty decent.
As of now, the longest-living person in history was Jeanne Calment of France, who lived to the ripe old age of 122 years, 164 days, but plenty of other people have joined the super-centenarian club around the world.
Currently in the U.S., most Americans can expect to live for an average of 78.8 years per National Center for Health Statistics data, but it was much less in the past.
(Calment, the researchers said, was an outlier that won’t happen again.) But study co-author Siegfried Hekimi, PhD, a biologist at McGill University, tells Yahoo Beauty that he re-examined the data from that study that concluded that people will top out at 115 and found that the analysis was “flawed,” adding that the available data did not allow researchers to determine that a limit can be calculated or determined for now.
Per Hekimi, the increase in lifespan is due to improvements in hygiene, vaccination, the ability to access fresh uncontaminated abundant food year-round, access to heat in the winter and air-conditioning in the summer, lighter workloads, and fewer bad habits like smoking.