Scientists and researchers have been in a long struggle to find solutions for delaying death in humans. They have been experimenting and researching things that may help humans in life longevity. Recent research has concluded that even if a person evades the pandemic, diabetes, heart diseases, and maintains a good, healthy lifestyle, the person can only live up to between 120 to 150 years. There is no hope of life beyond 150 years.
This is attributed to the degeneration of the body with time. When a person is young, any degenerative occurrences can be reversed and healed. However, with age, the body’s ability to ricochet decreases and after a certain time, it stops.
The lead researcher of this project was Timothy Pyrkov from a Singapore-based biotech company called Gero. He worked in collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, and researched on groups of people in the U.S., U.K., and Russia. These groups were segmented based on age, and their blood cells count along with the number of steps they took were recorded and compared to monitor the changes in their health over time.
It was concluded that with time, the physiological resilience of the body decreases, and it becomes more susceptible and vulnerable to catching diseases. Moreover, the degenerative processes are no longer reversed or healed. This further accentuates the process of aging. Naturally, every organism has an absolute point of ‘stop existing’ that is independent of stress factors.
The research used a number of blood cells to have a comparing point to the person’s blood cells count. For example, according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, red blood cells in males are between 4.5 to 5.5 million cells per cubic millimeter and between 4 to 5 million cells per cubic millimeter in females. For white blood cells, the normal range is between 5,000 and 10,000 cells per cubic millimeter and for platelets, the typical range is 140,000 to 400,000 per cubic millimeter. If the person falls short of falling in the range, a problem is detected. Similarly, the number of steps walked is counted because a research-related a greater number of steps walked with lower mortality rate.
Hence, the degeneration of the human body with age is very real and now proven. The highest record till now for the most age is held by the late Jeanne Louise Calment who died at the age of 122 years and 164 days.