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Natural Life Span

Don Ashley dashley at TENET.EDU
Mon Feb 27 08:59:36 EST 1995

Some suggest that we have a genetically programmed life span, with 
varying ranges of 5-10 years due to lifestyle.

Exercise, nutrition, safety, stress mgmt add 10 years max.  The opposite 
reduces the programmed longevity of cellular reproduction.

Certain immortalists believe that with advanced research in genetics, the 
programming can be altered to perpetuate cell division instead of the 
typical 70-80 limitations.

Even w/o genetic manipulation, lifespans have doubled since 1850, having 
gone from 45 @1900 to 78 now. (#'s approximate)

Lifespans are increasing at the rate of one year every 2.2 years.
On 26 Feb 1995, Rick Abrams wrote:

> Please define natural life span. Is it the 120 years of the 
> woman in France; or my father's, who died two years younger
> than I am today (heart failure). 
> You toss around terms as if you understand them. 
> -- 
> rha

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