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Will human life be extended to 300 years?

Discussions on human life span began when ISRO chairman Dr S Somanath said, “Research in the fields of education, medicine and pharma makes it possible to treat organs and dying cells leading to which, the human lifespan can be increased upto 200 or 300 years.” He said that the average life expectancy of a person at the time of Independence was 35 years and now it has increased to 70 years.

Longstanding debate around maximum human life span

People are fascinated by the extremes of humanity such as how long human beings can live. There are, however, far fewer “supercentenarians,” people who live to age 110 or even longer. The oldest living person, Jeanne Calment of France, was 122 when she died in 1997; currently, the world’s oldest person is 116-year-old Maria Branyas of Spain.

Scientists are actively debating whether there is a fixed limit to the human life span. Some biologists think the data shows that aging is not a disease that can be treated, but instead an inevitable process that cannot be fully stopped, whether through medical breakthroughs or other means. Some demographers have argued that there is a natural limit to life expectancy, implying that maximum ages will level off as well.

Many biologists think extending human life to that degree is currently impossible. Biologists assert that our bodies eventually reach a point after which the next disease or illness we get will kill us – that’s our maximum life span.

Could humans live forever?
But others think there’s good evidence that life spans will continue to lengthen – at least for a lucky few. Several prominent biologists and medical experts have recently published findings suggesting there is some hope for extending life spans dramatically via medical interventions. Ultrawealthy tech titans like Tesla’s Elon Musk and Google co-founder Sergey Brin are investing heavily in such research.

Some people think we may know enough in the future, possibly centuries from now. That belief is why some people have gone so far as to freeze their bodies in liquid nitrogen in the hopes that someday, humans will have the scientific knowledge to bring them back to life—for good. One company charges more than Rs 1.6 crore to preserve and store a body. But experts point out that no evidence exists that it’s even possible to revive someone who has been frozen. They say no matter how advanced technology gets, it might be impossible for our bodies to go on forever.

However, Such extreme longevity, according researches, likely will continue to rise slowly by the end of this century, and estimates show that a lifespan of 125 years, or even 130 years, is possible.

Tips for Long Life

Follow Healthy Diet
Seafood, whole grains, olive oil, fruits, and veggies are all in great abundance. The programme can also significantly reduce your risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a combination of obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and additional factors that increase your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Reduce weight
If you’re overweight, losing weight can help you avoid problems like diabetes, heart disease, and others that shorten your lifespan. Deflate that spare tyre first since belly fat is hazardous for you.

Stop Smoking
We all know quitting smoking may extend your life, but how much longer may surprise you. According to a 50-year British research, giving up at age 30 might offer you a whole decade. If you give up the habit at age 40, 50, or 60, you’ll live an additional 9, 6, or 3 years, respectively.

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