Human mortality study finds 72 is the new 30

Human life expectancy has increased so much over the last four generations that 72 can be considered “the new 30”, according to a study led by researchers from Germany.

The study, published today in US journal PNAS, found that mortality at younger ages is now 200 times lower than that of previous generations, with the bulk of mortality reduction occurring since 1990.

The study used already published data to make comparisons between human populations (past and present), and other species, said Susan Lawler, head of LaTrobe University’s Department of Environmental Management & Ecology.

via Human mortality study finds 72 is the new 30.

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