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How long can humans live?

Longevity seems to correlate with activeness in later life. Image: Reuters

Anthony Medford

Contributor, University of Southern Denmark

James W Vaupel

Contributor, University of Southern Denmark

Kaare Christensen

Contributor, University of Southern Denmark


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Fig. 1 (left). Annual maximum ages at death by sex, Sweden, 1861 to 1999, with trend lines. Trend lines follow a least-squares regression equation

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