Anti-ageing drug could let you live to 120 in good health
The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could result in people being able to live healthily well into their 120s.
Scientists now believe it is possible to stop people growing old as quickly and consign diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to history.
A baby girl born today is now expected to live to an average age of 82.8 years and a boy to 78.8 years, according to the Office for National Statistics. But if the results seen in animals are reproduced in humans, lifespan could increase by nearly 50 per cent.
Reading the above gave me mixed feelings.
The idea of being able to live to 120 in good health is almost unbelievable. If proven to be true, it’s magical for the future generations.
Perhaps retirement age would then increase to 90 and another 30 more years of life for enjoyment and travel round the globe !
It won’t be surprising to hear comments like “we’ve been married for 100 years!”
We won’t get the chance to live that long but if the drugs are proven to work, would you be keen to live up to 120?