Today’s babies likely to live to 100

Doctors predict long and better lifestyles for next generation

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More babies born in the past few years will reach the age of 100.

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A new review predicts half of all babies born in developed countries will live for a century if current life expectancy trends continue.

And there’s more good news, as people are not only living longer, but better. Evidence shows that the next generation will be more mobile and will receive better treatment for any illnesses they develop.

“Life expectancy is increasing in most developed countries, with no signs of deceleration,” said Dr Kaare Christensen from the University of Southern Denmark, who led the review.

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Improvements in health care, medicine and lifestyle have all contributed to longer life spans. The study found that shorter working weeks spread over a longer career could be the key to boosting life expectancy and health.

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