EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

Longevity and Predictive Medicine

1. Introduction

Our society is characterized by a progressive phenomenon of population ageing, with a high prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases and an increasing level of disability1,2,3. World-wide the average life of man is approaching 80 years, while the Maximum Life Span, which is species-specific, is approximately 120 years, twice the maximum age of the chimpanzee, the animal most closely correlated with man from a genetic point of view (only 0.6% genomic differences).
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