Ever wondered about the longest living human of all time! Let’s find out here. Humans life expectancy has increased with advancement of medicines, technology and different factors like gender, genetics, access to health care, hygiene, diet and nutrition, exercises, healthy lifestyle and crime rates. People who live for 100 years are known as centenarian and people who live for 110 years and more are known as supercentenarian. 1 in 1000 people become the centenarian, so living more than 110 years is rare. David Gems at University College London answers to why men live shorter than woman as “Testosterone might make our bodies stronger in the short-term, but the same changes also leave us open to heart disease, infections, and cancer later in life. “For example, testosterone might increase seminal fluid production but promote prostate cancer; or it might alter cardiovascular function in a way that improves performance early in life but leads to hypertension and atherosclerosis later.” And also women have advantage of Oxytocin, as it acts as an anti-oxidant which helps to clean out poisonous chemicals that causes stress to cells and also the women’s heart rate increases during menstrual cycle offering the same advantage as optimum exercise. Thus, women live longer than men. And all the top 5 longest living human are women!
5. Marie-Louise Meilleur
Marie-Louise Fébronie Meilleur was a French Canadian supercentenarian. She was born of August 29, 1980 in Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada. She died in April 16, 1998 aged 117 years, 230 days in Corbeil, Ontario, Canada due to blood clot. She is known for oldest validated Canadian ever.
4. Lucy Hannah
Lucy Hannah (née Terrell, July 16, 1875 – March 21, 1993) was an American supercentenarian. Hannah is the second oldest human from the United States and the world’s fourth-oldest verified person, after Jeanne Calment, Sarah Knauss and Nabi Tajima. She is also the oldest person never to have been the world’s oldest living person. She was born on July 16, 1875 and died in March 21, 1993 aged 117 years, 248 days in United States.
3. Nabi Tajima
Nabi Tajima (田島 ナビ )Tajima Nabi, was a Japanese super-centenarian who was the world’s oldest living person from 16 September 2017, until her own death. She remains the oldest recorded Japanese and Asian person in history and the world’s third oldest person ever to be validated by modern standards, behind Jeanne Calment and Sarah Knauss. She was born on 4th August 1900 and died in 21st April 2018 aged 117 years, 260 days in Kikai, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
2. Sarah Knauss
Sarah DeRemer Knauss] was an American supercentenarian. Knauss is the oldest person ever from the United States, as well as the second-oldest fully documented person ever, behind Jeanne Calment. She was recognized as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records from April 16, 1998, until her death. She was born on September 24, 1880 in Hollywood, Pennsylvania, United States and died in December 30, 1999 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States aged 119 years, 97 days.
1. Jeanne Calment
Jeanne Louise Calment was a French supercentenarian who is the longest living human of all time with verified lifespan of 122 years, 164 days. She was born on 21st February 1875 in Arles, France and died in 4th August 1997 in Arles, France.
She lived in Arles all her life, outliving both her daughter and grandson. She became the oldest living person on 11 January 1988 at 112. She was declared the oldest person ever on 17 October 1995 at 120.
Although Calment came from a long-living family, there is no particular explanation for her extreme longevity. She had lived a comfortable and stress-free life, with a healthy appetite and a daily exercise routine, enabling her to walk without a stick until 114.
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