Longevity Claims

Longevity claims assert extreme human longevity. Those asserting lifespans of 110 years or more are referred to as supercentenarian. Many have either no official verification or are backed only by partial evidence. Cases where longevity has been fully verified, according to modern standards of longevity research, are reflected in an established list of supercentenarians based on the work of such institutions as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) and/or the Guinness World Records.

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Longevity Claims - Reports With Complete Date of Birth - Past
... These notable supercentenarian claims with full birthdate and deathdate have no publicly available early-life records to support them ... As with all such claims, lower ages are more likely to be true and higher ages less likely ... Claims for ages under 115 years old are not thoroughly represented in this data ...

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