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Life Expectancy

News and resources on current life expectancy - lets see how it changes over time

Congratulations - you've survived another year... unfortunately your risk of dying goes up another 9% next year, and every year after that - that's why at the moment you can't beat the exponential risk of death.

Definition: period life expectancy = how long a new-born would live if today's death rates did not change. They should improve over time therefore this is not a prediction of how long a child born today will live for.


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British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA)

Scientific society which promotes and funds research into the biology of ageing

Behavior, Health, and Aging


Book that offers a stimulating array of multiple aspects of the aging process and of factors that affect it written by Stephen B. Manuck

The Secret to Living to 100+? The Blue Zone [Infographic]

Secrets to Living Longer: What We Can Learn from Blue Zones

Life Expectancy graphs and maps

The world map shows the latest data published by the United Nations for life expectancy

Life expectancy: 120,000 numbers in just four minutes

Fascinating data visualisation of life expectancy for 200 countries over 200 years

Human Mortality Database

World´s leading scientific data resource on mortality in developed countries

Age Later: Health Span, Life Span, and the New Science of Longevity


Secrets of the Healthiest, Sharpest Centenarians - by Nir Barzilai

A Spotlight on the Latest Research and Innovation In Ageing, Longevity, and Data


Event about latest research and innovation in ageing organized by OBN (FREE)

Our World in Data

Data to understand the big global problems and research that helps to make progress against them

UK Longevity Explorer (UbbLE)

Calculator to predict death within five years

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Life Expectancy Blog Posts

Exponential Increase in Mortality and Diseases

Exponential Increase in Mortality and Diseases

The data and science behind the exponential growth in mortality with age

Can love defeat death?

Can love defeat death?

Health and life expectancy are affected by love, sex and marriage

Under 44? Get ready to live forever!

Under 44? Get ready to live forever!

A look at the latest UK life expectancy at 65 statistics - annual increase has been growing since 1960

NICE will have to approve all one-off interventions as life expectancy increases

NICE will have to approve all one-off interventions as life expectancy increases

What to do when quality-adjusted life years could mean many, many years?

Classic exponential growth in age distribution of older UK citizens

Classic exponential growth in age distribution of older UK citizens

1 in 50 people are over 85 today - that's 20x the percentage who reached that age in 1881

Recent News

UK study reveals path to healthier, longer life through dietary choices

Live Forever Club - 24-Nov-2023

Embracing healthier dietary choices can extent life expectancy to some degree


People in the north of England are living in poorer health and dying younger

The Guardian - 19-Nov-2023

New report exposes shocking inequalities in health, wealth, & opportunity facing older people in England


U.S. men are dying much younger than women, as gender gap for death widens

New Scientist - 13-Nov-2023

COVID-19, drug and alcohol abuse, & suicide fuel a 6-year life expectancy disparity


Healthy ageing: addressing the global challenge of quality life years

Live Forever Club - 24-Oct-2023

Extending healthy years, not just lifespan, as populations age


Largest centenarian blood study identifies key factors for long life

Independent - 10-Oct-2023

Lower levels of glucose, creatinine, and uric acid linked to increased longevity

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