We are Living a Decade Longer Than Our Parents’ Generation Due to Healthy Aging
Good news is that after age 110, chance of death does not increase. Bad news is that it holds steady at 50% per year.
People today are living substantially longer than their parents’ generation, not because aging has been slowed or reversed, but because they are staying healthier. A demographer writes on the longevity phenomenon in the March 25 edition of Nature and wonders how we can keep in going.
People in developed nations are living in good health as much as a decade longer than their parents did.
"We’re living longer because people are reaching old age in better health," said demographer James Vaupel, author of a review article appearing in the March 25 edition of Nature.