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Study: Age 72 is the new 30

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German researchers say age 72 is the new 30, and they credit advances in medicine and healthcare for increased life expectancies, according to a dailymail.com report.

Their report found that a primitive hunter-gatherer at 30 would have the same odds of dying as a 72-year-old in today's developed countries.

According to the report, the scientists looked at tribal people in Australia, Africa, South America and the Philippines and found that at 30 years old, the people had the same chance of dying as Japanese people aged 72.

They say over the course of 8,000 generations, the biggest drop in mortality has occurred in the last four generations.

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