If you're wondering how long you could possibly live, researchers may have found an answer for you that may surprise you.
Scientists may have just discovered how long it is possible for you to live, if everything goes perfectly for you health-wise. Women can live to a maximum of 115.7 years, and men can hope to reach 114.1 years, according to research at Tillburg and Rotterdam’s Erasmus universities.
There’s a major caveat to that, in that obviously several people in history have beaten that mark. For example, Jeanne Calment of France holds the record at 122 years and 164 days, passing away back in 1997. However, those are the exceptions, and the mid 110s is the rule for those with perfect health and nothing going wrong in their bodies over their lifetimes.
The data is based on 75,000 Dutch people mined over 30 years. Each of their ages was recorded at death. Another interesting finding of the report is that while average lifespans have been increasing with advances in medicine, the maximum lifespan has stayed pretty much the same in the last few decades.
That said, in contradicts a recent study from McGill University, which claims that there is in fact no limit on how long someone can live, and no evidence it hasn’t been increasing.