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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.

Resources

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

Amazon

Secrets of the Healthiest, Sharpest Centenarians - by Nir Barzilai

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

24-May-2022

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

British Longevity Society (BLS)

Non-profit society created for people who want to live a longer and healthier life

British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA)

Scientific society which support research for understanding of ageing process

Report launch: The longevity of sporting legends

10-Jun-2021

Online event about the impact of professional sport on longevity organized by International Longevity Centre UK.

Green Templeton College Human Welfare Conference 2021

14-May-2021

Online event about healthy ageing and the opportunities of longevity organized by University of Oxford. (FREE)

Life expectancy: 120,000 numbers in just four minutes

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

More Life Expectancy resources

Life Expectancy Blog Posts

Under 44? Get ready to live forever!
09-Sep-2015

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
03-Nov-2014

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
21-Oct-2014

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

National Geographic get it wrong - this baby will live forever
03-May-2013

National Geographic get it wrong - this baby will live forever

People who are already middle-aged could make it to 120 - by the time today's baby's get that old they'll still be young

Recent News

Statistics shows steep decline in life expectancy - largely driven by COVID-19

BBC - 31-Aug-2022

US records the lowest since 1996 and UK fell for the first time in 40yrs

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Shorter lifespan in men linked with loss of male sex chromosome while aging

The Conversation (UK) - 14-Jul-2022

Understanding how Y chromosome may contribute to age-related diseases can help prevent them

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Relation between seasoning cooked food with salt and premature death revealed

The Guardian - 11-Jul-2022

Not adding extra salt to already prepared foods could be a healthier option

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High optimism associated with longevity and healthy aging across diverse groups

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - 08-Jun-2022

Positive physiological factor extends life expectancy of women beyond 90

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Healthy lifestyle practices boosted 6 years of life for healthy 40-year-olds

SciTechDaily - 07-Jun-2022

Lifestyle improvements- a positive impact on health despite chronic health conditions and older age

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