Theoretical estimation of maximum human lifespan

  title={Theoretical estimation of maximum human lifespan},
  author={Byung Mook Weon and Jung Ho Je},
  • B. WeonJ. Je
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • Biology
  • Biogerontology
The existence of maximum human lifespan remains a puzzle in aging research. Maximum human lifespan is believed to be around 125 years, whereas current demographic trends seem to show no limitation. To reconcile this contrast, the estimation of maximum human lifespan requires an adequate mathematical model. However, sparse data of available old-age mortality pattern make the estimation impossible. Here we suggest an extended Weibull model for the estimation using a proper mathematical method… 

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