We're living longer, but when will longevity plateau?

Michelle McGagh
Overweight person
Overweight person

The government is worried but our ageing population but what will be the cut off for longevity and will all our poor lifestyle choices actually start to reverse the years we have gained on our lives.

Longevity has been increasing steadily since the two World Wars, and certainly since the introduction of the state pension in 1948 when a person who retired at 65 was only expected to live another two years.