Singapore-based biotech company Gero researchers have published in a journal Nature Communication about the “pace of ageing” that can increase the current lifespan of humans between 120-150.
This research team, led by Timothy V Pyrkov, reports that as the age of a person increases, factors other than disease are attached to the ability of the body to return blood cells. The research is titled “Longitudinal analysis of blood markers reveals progressive loss of resilience and predicts human lifespan limit.
“Researchers also found out that the pace of this decline in the body’s ability is also associated with the disappearance of resilience that may lead to death. Another amusing observation recorded by the researchers was that this resilience is bound to decrease in the mid-thirties to mid-forties when the human body loses its ability to cope and recover.
“This work explains why even the most effective prevention and treatment of age-related diseases could only improve the average but not the maximal lifespan unless true anti-aging therapies have been developed,” added US-based co-author Andrei Gudkov, from the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Researchers looked at the changes in the count of blood cells and the number of steps taken by an individual to study evolution. The researchers have looked into the health data of a large group from the US, the UK, and Russia.
Experts have further said that this research can guide the production of drugs that can slow the process and increase the individual’s recovery rate as it is a vital sign of aging.
“Aging in humans exhibits universal features common to complex systems operating on the brink of disintegration,” the researchers said in a statement.
And the fact that the oldest person to ever live on the record was Jeanne Calment, who departed at the age of 122 in France.