How long can we expect to live?

Publication:  British Medical Journal
Reference:  BMJ 2013;346:f331

It is nearly a century since the British monarch started sending anniversary messages to 'current citizens of [the monarch’s] realms or UK Overseas Territories' who reached the age of 100. In 1917, King George V sent a total of 24 celebratory messages to centenarians. By 1952 this had increased more than 10-fold to 255, and in 2011, it had increased nearly 40-fold to 9736.1 Where will it end?

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