Our ageing world: UN predicts there will be more pensioners than children by 2050

Our ageing world: UN predicts there will be more pensioners than children by 2050The number of people over 60 set to hit two billion by 2050Over-60s will outnumber under-15s in 40 years, according to reportNations urged to prepare for greater strain on healthcare and pensionsPopulation ageing fastest in developing countries | UPDATED: 03:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 A startling UN report into global ageing has revealed that there will be more pensioners than children by 2050, when the number of people aged 60 or over will hit two billion.

Those who live to 100 "avoid diseases like cancer and are healthier than pensioners years younger"

Those who live to 100 “avoid diseases and are healthier than pensioners years younger” But centenarians are more likely to be afflicted by degenerative conditions and suffer loneliness Those lucky enough to reach the impressive milestone are often confronted with the same question: Just what is their secret to a long and healthy life However, there could be more to it than a bit of luck, a lot of hard work and the love of a good man or woman to see you through to the ripe old age of 100. A study of centenarians has shown that many of those who make it to 100 are part of a lucky few who manage to avoid developing common diseases such as cancer