JEREMY LAURANCE WRITES that MOST BABIES BORN IN BRITAIN TODAY WILL LIVE TO BE 120
By Kevin Stoda
A month or so ago, I came across a Jeremy Laurance article that really made me think positively about the fact that Europe's population is continuing to get much older each year. The article was in the WORD AND PRESS (Feb. 1, 2009) and was entitled, " Most Babies Born in Britain will live to be 120". This demographic shift is already being perceived in Eastern Asian countries, such as Japan and South Korea, where retirement ages for men have now been raised to 69 and 72 respectively.
Most of Laurances information appears to have come from the Danish Ageing Research Centre at the University of Southern Denmark.. Professor Kaare Christen and colleagues in Denmark have stated, "The linear increase in record life expectancy does not suggest a booming limit to human lifespan. If life expectancy were approaching a limit, some deceleration of progress would probably occur. Continued progress in the longest-living populations suggests we are not close to a limit, and further rises in life expectancy seem likely."
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