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  • Old age should be calculated by how many years a person has left to live

  • People aren’t old until they are within 10 to 15 years of dying, scientists say

  • Based on average life expectancy, women are ‘old’ at 73 and men at 70

  • Middle age also starts later; a 60-year-old is now middle-aged, experts said 

Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail

The average life expectancy for women in the UK is 82.8 years, meaning British females needn’t consider themselves old until they are 72 or 73.

Similarly, with male life expectancy at 79 years, men don’t become old until they are close to 70.

And if old age starts later, by definition, middle-age does too.

Researcher Dr Sergei Scherbov, said: ‘Age can be measured as the time already lived or it can be adjusted taking into account the time left to live.

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