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Newborn Irish girls will live 100 years

November 9 2006

More than half of newborn girls in Ireland will live to 100 years. This is evidenced by the preliminary results of a study of Irish scientists from leading educational and research university of the country.

Currently, a group of scientists led by Professor Rosanna Kenny is working on a unique project worth four million euros and financed by the national Ministry of Health.

In the course of work - the first time in science - the scientists are going to recreate a complete picture of the lives of people older than average age, by linking together the factors such as health, financial well-being, social environment, expectations and aspirations of the elderly, and to project the results on the younger generation.

To this end, researchers have taken under the supervision of 10 thousand residents of Green Island over 55 years. Demographers will collect specified information on them in the next decade.

Women's life expectancy now stands at 80.3 years in Ireland, while the men - only 75.1 years. At the same time, doctors say that it is constantly increasing in both sexes, which leads to a general aging of the population. According to Roseanne Kenny, in 2030 every fourth inhabitant of the country will exceed the age of 65 years, most as a sharp jump will be observed in the age group over 80 years, and by 2106 one in two Irish will celebrate its centennial anniversary, send more .

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