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The fountain of youth will spout money for investors by Merryn Somerset-Webb

Life expectancy has doubled in just a few generations, and the trend will continue, Jim Mellon tells Merryn Somerset Webb. That’s an opportunity for investors.

Want to live forever? I’m not sure I do either. How about 100? I guess the answer is yes, as long as you could be sure of being pretty healthy to the end. If so, I have a book you should read – Juvenescence: Investing in the Age of Longevity, by Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi. It’s their second book (the other is Fast Forward) and Mellon reckons it outlines not just the “biggest money fountain idea that Al and I have ever seen”, but also the ten or so things we can do to boost our odds of getting to 95 to 100 in good health, and the science that will one day take us to 150 in the same state.

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