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If 72 Is The New 30 Then 50 Is The New 10

February 26, 2013

Life expectancy has exceeded 80 in several countries as many have made huge strides in reducing mortality rates. Life spans have increased so much over the past 100 or so years that, evolutionarily speaking, 72 is the new 30, says a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The study, titled “Human Mortality Improvement in Evolutionary Context,” notes that primitive hunter-gatherers at age 30 have the same probability of death as present-day Japanese person at age 72. “In other words, “compared with the evolutionary pattern, 72 is the new 30,” the researchers write.

If 72 is the new 30 than 50 is the new 10.