The science of aging: Five vital numbers
Getting older is one of life’s inevitabilities. Or is it? Michael Mosley looks into aging. Here are the vital stats.
of the babies born in 2007 in Britain are expected to live past their 100th birthday.
is the fastest growing age group in the UK.
years is the life expectancy at birth of men in England compared with 75 in Scotland. Life expectancy of men in Wales is 76.8 years.
of what determines the length of your life is your genetics. So lifestyle factors, such as exercise and nutrition, are far more important.
years is the average rise in life expectancy in each of the past three decades in the UK.