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Human Life Span May Be Capped Around 115, Controversial Study Says

How long can humans live? A new study published October 5 in the journal Nature suggests that the human life span has a hard ceiling of around 115. The result might at first appear counterintuitive, since human life spans have generally been going up over the last century in most countries. For example, an American born in 1900 could expect to live to approximately 50; today’s kids should have an average life span of 79.
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