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Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
Theoretical calculations show that the maximum number of cell divisions with maximum repair of telomeres lead to an estimated maximum age in humans of 120 years. This calculation assumes that the enzyme telomerase is working properly. If this enzyme is damaged by free radicals, shortening of the human aging process can occur.
By Dr. Robert Bibb