By Alex Ababio
Did you know that until the early 1800s, most people only lived to be about 25 years old? It’s true. But thanks to scientific discoveries and innovations in medicine, nutrition, and other fields of human study, today we can live to be almost double that age. That’s right – today the average life expectancy is around 70-80 years old. But what if we could go even further? What if humans could one day live to be 100 years old? And maybe even beyond that? Well, according to some very recent studies and discoveries, it might just be possible.
Let’s take a look at how we could perhaps one day achieve this milestone with these nine scientific proofs about living longer as a result of new technologies and breakthroughs in medical research.
Our bodies are actually programmed to live longer
Most people believe that the only way to live longer is by finding cures for diseases and infections that cause us to die young. But in reality, our bodies are actually programmed to live much longer than they currently do. The aging process is actually something that we’re biologically programmed to do. So, why does our body want to make us age so quickly? Well, it’s actually because aging is what’s responsible for getting rid of harmful cells that can cause us to become sick and die. But because we have such advanced medical technology today, we can do things that can help us better protect ourselves against diseases and infections. We can also do things that will put off the aging process and make our bodies last longer.
Medical science will find ways to stop aging
Some scientists even believe that aging can be stopped with the right medical breakthroughs. And they’re already making headway to make this a reality. They’ve already started to treat aging as if it were a disease. And by treating it like a disease, scientists are looking for ways to cure aging just like they do with other diseases like cancer, diabetes, etc. This is being called the “anti-aging” or “longevity” research industry. And it’s expected to grow to be a $6 billion industry by 2020. Some of the treatments that scientists think will help slow down aging and make people live longer include gene therapy, caloric restriction, and even “good bacteria” treatments.
Caloric restriction will be proven to lengthen our lives
Caloric restriction is a form of dieting that’s been shown to help people live longer. And it also appears to put off the aging process. But it’s a bit different than just eating less. With caloric restriction dieting, you’re actually supposed to eat less of all types of food, but particularly protein and carbohydrates. The reason this works is because your body survives by burning energy. And when you have less energy, your body actually uses up less of its own energy. So, when you have less energy, your body slows down in terms of the aging process. And it also makes your body last longer.
Genetics and gene therapy will help us live longer
We’ve all seen plenty of sci-fi movies where scientists are able to change people’s genes and make them stronger, faster, or able to do things that they never could before. But what if doctors could actually do this to people in real-life? Well, some scientists believe that they can. They believe that, in the future, doctors could be able to use gene therapy to change people’s genes to make them live longer. Gene therapy is a medical practice that has been around for a while. But it’s still being researched to be used to its full potential. Most gene therapy research today is being used to help people with diseases and diseases like cancer. But although scientists are still researching how gene therapy can be used to help cure diseases, they’re also looking into how it can be used to help people live longer.
Bionic organs will be able to sustain our bodies for longer
Another way in which scientists are trying to make humans live longer is by creating bionic organs that can sustain our bodies for longer. Scientists have already made huge advancements in creating bionic organs. And they also believe that they can go even further in their research. They believe that in the future, we will be able to create fully artificial organs that are better than the ones that are inside our bodies right now. They say that these artificial organs will be able to perform at levels that are even better than the organs that are inside our bodies now. They also say that these bionic organs will be able to function for longer.
There’s no question that we’ve made a lot of progress when it comes to living longer. And there are plenty of new technologies that are going to help us live even longer in the future. Scientists are now looking into ways that they can make people live longer by making changes to their genes, creating better bionic organs, eating less and eating healthier, and much more. All of these scientific discoveries are going to help us live longer. And it will be interesting to see just how long we can maintain this trend for.