Life expectancy will globally increase and exceed 90 years by 2030 according to the newest study. Scientists from Imperial College London in collaboration with the World Health Organization analyzed data on mortality from 35 industrialized worldwide countries. The winner of the research results is South Korea as they will quickest climb to average life expectancy of 90 years. On the other side, the United States have one of the lowest expectancies among developed countries.

Multiple factors determine the human longevity such as (un)healthy lifestyle habits, healthcare availability, social and economic environment etc. Once people thought that there is upon barrier which humans can’t pass in the terms of life length. However, human development in medicine and technology constantly pushing the limits. If is the sign of a good life, the number of years that we have lived through, then we are on the right track.

Women in South Korea are expected to be the first to have an average life expectancy of 90 years

This comprehensive study includes both developed and high-income countries such as UK, Germany, Australia, USA, Switzerland, and emerging economies such as Poland, Mexico, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Scientists analyzed and predicted life longevity for both man and woman.  According to professor of global environmental health at Imperial College London Majid Ezzati, the biggest result is that at least one group is going to break the 90-year barrier.

Women in generally will have the biggest average life expectancy, as expected. The South Korean women will firstly reach 90.82 years. After they go Spanian women with 88.07 and Portugal with 87.52. The lowest longevity has Serbian women with 78.27 and Mexico with 82.96 years.

As for the man, the winners are Switzerland with 83.95 and Netherlands with 83.69. The lowest are again Serbian with 73.37 and Bulgaria 74.07

The results for the United States aren’t promising either compared to other developed countries. Prediction for women living to 83.3 and man to 79.5 years. Researchers explain it with the lack of universal health care and one of the highest maternal mortality rate and obesity rate in the world.

We repeatedly hear that improvements in human longevity are about to come to an end. I don’t believe we’re anywhere near the upper limit of life expectancy if there even is one – Majid Ezzati

After these results, scientists remind us that we have to improve our social and health care system instead of cutting them. Also, they suggest the revision of pension system, as we need to take care of the aging population.

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