How old are you?

Anti-ageing drug could let you live to 120 in good health

 

'The idea that we would be talking about a clinical trial in humans for an anti-ageing drug would have been thought inconceivable.' Photo / iStock
‘The idea that we would be talking about a clinical trial in humans for an anti-ageing drug would have been thought inconceivable.’ Photo / iStock

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.

Click here to read the full report from NZ Herald.

 

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?

 

 

 

Amazing

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3 thoughts on “How old are you?

    • I, too feel the same. Being in good health living up to 100 sounds achievable as I have seen many young looking 70s ladies who aged graciously, but 120 sounded to far fetched. I am happy to live past 80s as I do not want to be a wrinkled crinkled oldie.

  1. Me too… I don’t think I want to live that long…
    I just want to live until my time is “enough” and i’ve finished all my task in this world…
    Then maybe i want to rest in peace… ^_^

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