Does life begins at 100?

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In 1939, British statisticians Major Greenwood and J.O. Irwin published a little-noticed article in the journal Human Biology that contained a profoundly unexpected discovery. Greenwood and Irwin were studying mortality figures for women 93 and older. They expected to see the death rate rising with age, as it does throughout adult life. But they did not. Instead, between age 93 and 100, the acceleration in death rates came to a screeching stop. Little old ladies who were 99 were no more likely to die than those who were 93. (Michael R. Rose, “Aging isn’t cumulative process of progressive chemical damage — it can stop”)

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Featured Image: Lessons in Longevity, Okinawa’s secret, New Scientist

2 responses to “Does life begins at 100?

  1. ageing is inevitable… but then there’s always a choice ageing to a weaker form or stronger. The purest things available in our surrounding when broken down to 0 never age, they just are. And to the same with the body involves alot of work and a few “rules” ;)

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