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October 02, 2006

National Post: 50% of baby boomers may live over 100 years

Canada's National Post newspaper examines life extension A growing anti-ageing movement believes the Baby-Boom generation will live longer than any generation before it. Ronald Klatz, co-founder of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, predicts fifty percent of Baby Boomers can live up to 100 and beyond. He predicts genetic research on stem cells and cloning "will take us to 120 and beyond. Soon, we will be the Ageless Society."

Currently, the Gerontology Research Group estimates 450 people in the world are 110 or older (those who live longer to 110 years or more are calledsupercentenarian), 60 to 75 of them in the U.S. Currently, only one in one thousand centenarians live to be 110 and one in 44 live another 5 years to 115.

Canada has 4,000 centenarians, 3,400 of whom are women, according to the government of Canada's chief actuary, Jean-Claude Menard

3 comments:

NanoStuff said...
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NanoStuff said...

a male now 65 can expect to live 18 more years, by 2075, a 65-year old can expect to live 21 more years.

Wow, those lucky people of 2075, three more years! The breakneck pace of technology amazes me sometimes.

bw said...

Those paragraphs were quoting a government statician. That person is of course only looking at numbers and making a very conservative projection.

This pdf shows that kind of analysis It is what they are using to ballpark the government pension systems. Since 1979 there has been a 2.6 year increase in life expectency for a male age 65. So the projection is that there will be about the same progress over the next 69 years as there was in the last 27 years.

Of course, staticians can't be wrong which is why we can all count on government pensions, social security and medicare funding assumptions to work out. Because there assumptions are right there will be enough money in those programs based on current rules.