Since 1900, scientific and medical advances have led to a significant increase in human longevity worldwide. Thanks to the invention of vaccines and proper medical facilities, several diseases that were thought to be fatal only a few decades ago have been vanquished by humans.
If all goes as planned, humans will be able to live to 120 years of age in the upcoming years. Dr. Ernst von Schwarz asserts in a New York Post story that stem cell research will enable people to live to be 150 years old by the end of this century.
Dr. Ernst is a triple board-certified internist, cardiologist, and heart transplant cardiologist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, the Heart Institute of the Southern California Hospital, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the UCLA Health System. His works include “Secrets of Immortality” and “The Secret World of Stem Cell Therapy.”
“I believe that we can create prolongation of life. Probably within a couple of years people can live to 120, 150 years if not longer than that,” Dr. Ernst told the New York Post.
“And not just as bed-bound non-communicating individuals, but really as active individuals who can participate in social life, professional life and have a quality of life. Because that’s the goal,” added Dr. Ernst.
Dr. Ernst continues by saying that it would not be possible without the added effort of maintaining a balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise. He emphasises that changing one’s lifestyle at the age of thirty is necessary if one wants to live a long life.
Talking about stem cell research, Dr. Ernst said, “In the last few years, we have shifted from what we call reactive medicine to what we now call regenerative medicine using mainly stem cell therapies.”
“Even though stem cells are not FDA-approved, that’s the future of medicine where we are able to repair damage. And by repairing damage we can prolong life, or even reduce certain processes of ageing,” he added.
Although just one person in the history of mankind has lived to the age of 120, according to official records. The only person to have completed the accomplishment is Jeanne Calment, a Frenchwoman who passed away in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. Even the length of Calment’s life has been questioned by theories that she was being impersonated by her daughter.