Increase of maximum life-span in Sweden, 1861-1999.

  title={Increase of maximum life-span in Sweden, 1861-1999.},
  author={John R. Wilmoth and L J Deegan and Hans Lundstr{\"o}m and Shiro Horiuchi},
  volume={289 5488},
A fundamental question in aging research is whether humans and other species possess an immutable life-span limit. We examined the maximum age at death in Sweden, which rose from about 101 years during the 1860s to about 108 years during the 1990s. The pace of increase was 0.44 years per decade before 1969 but accelerated to 1. 11 years per decade after… CONTINUE READING