Expert Believes First Person to Live to 135 Has Been Born

For Professor Rudi Westendorp, ageing is all in the mind.

The geriatrics expert at the University of Copenhagen believes that the first person to live to 135 has been born, Mirror UK reports.

Human life expectancy, according to Professor Westendorp, has doubled from 40 to 80 in the last century. In fact, the academic believes that humans are gaining six hours in life expectancy every day.

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Despite the increase in human life span, humans may fail to adapt to this because of our mindset.

He said: “It’s wrong to think we can take the life stories of our parents and grandparents as a blueprint for the way our own lives should unfold.”

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“Who brings their children up in the realistic expectation they they will reach the age of 100?” he added.

Stressing that ageing is all in the mind, the expert encourages elderly people to maintain a healthy social life in order to live longer.

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Moreover, he is urging the society to stop thinking that people who reach the age 50 must take things easy.

Today, Susannah Mushatt Jones is recognized as the world’s oldest person at 116. She is one of only to people confirmed to have been born in the 1800s.

Scientist Injects Himself with Bacteria Which Could Improve Longevity

Russian scientist Anatoli Brouchkov injected himself with a 3.5 million-year-old bacteria that could possibly improve the longevity of humans, The Daily Mail UK reports.

According to the head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, he is now stronger and never gets ill after injecting the eternal life bacteria named Bacillus f. to himself.

 “I started to work longer, I’ve never had a flu for the last two years,” he revealed.

Brouchkov added that the bacteria may hold the key to fertility. A previous study showed that the bacteria enabled a female mice to reproduce after they’ve lost their ability to reproduce.