[ 2006-09-27 09:17 ]
A large number of Britons would be prepared to
give up sex if it meant they would live to be 100, according to a
survey on last
A large number of Britons would be prepared to give
up sex if it meant they would live to be 100, according to a survey on
The Mori research found that 40 percent would pass on
the passion for longevity,
although far more women (48 percent) were willing to make the sacrifice
than men (31 percent).
However nearly all (94 percent) would not give up their friends or
family in order to reach their century while a half thought scientists
should keep trying to prolong people's lifespans.
Private health care provider BUPA commissioned the survey as part of a
debate on the implications of an ageing population.
"Britain is facing an ageing time
bomb with major challenges presented by retirement, the
desire to live longer and the increasing burden of caring for older
people," said Andrew Vallance-Owen, BUPA's medical director.
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