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More than half of babies now born in the UK and other wealthy nations will live to 100 years, researchers say.
The study, published in The Lancet journal, also says the extra years are spent with less serious disability.
Data from more than 30 developed countries shows that since 1950 the probability of surviving past 80 years of age has doubled for both sexes.
One expert said healthy behaviours for all ages was the key to enjoying living a long life.
Professor Kaare Christensen, of the Danish Ageing Research Centre at the University of Southern Denmark, who led the study, said life expectancy had been increasing since 1840 and there was no sign of this trend slowing down.
Originally posted by Nventual
This is just my theory, but here goes..
I'm 19, and my generation will eventually "rule" the world and create everything in it, judge people in courts, etc. My generation is a lot more laid back and down to earth than (most) of the generation currently running (for lack of better word) the world. So in 20 years I think life will go back to sort of what it was like in the 90s (but more chilled out), where people are mostly laid back. Then when the next generation is in power it will be even more chilled out. Since there will be less pressures and stress, people will live longer and there will be less medical issues.
What do you reckon?