How old can humans live for? That is an interesting question. To date, the oldest person who has ever lived that has been verified is Jeanne Calment, a woman born in France in 1875 and who lived to a ripe old age of 122 years, 164 days, but is it possible to live to be even older than that?
It turns out yes, but at the same time, there could be a hard limit on how old a human could live for. According to a study published in the Nature journals, researchers Timothy V. Pyrkov, Konstantin Avchaciov, Andrei E. Tarkhov, Leonid I. Menshikov, Andrei V. Gudkov, and Peter O. Fedichev are claiming that the hard limit on human life could be at 150 years old.
This is because according to the researchers, they say that at that age range, the human body would lose the ability to recover from illnesses and injuries. While it is generally accepted that older people might not be as resilient compared to younger people at recovering from injuries or illnesses, there has never really been a hard cap on how long humans could theoretically live for.
However, the researchers also believe that should there be therapies that could help extend the body’s resilience, that hard cap could be increased and we could see humans live longer, healthier lives.