People are set to live increasingly long lives, and reaching 100 will soon be “commonplace”, say experts.
They say that although there is no prospect of immortality, the trend for living increasingly long lives looks set to continue.

Centenarians – 100-year-olds – will become unexceptional within the lifetimes of people alive today, according to Jim Oeppen, from Cambridge University, UK, and Dr James Vaupel, from the Max Plank Institute for Demography in Rostock, Germany.

They said there was no sign there was a natural limit, as some experts had predicted.