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Coronary atherosclerosis in indigenous South American Tsimane: A cross-sectional cohort study

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    Neverland
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    Related article from the BBC: 'Healthiest hearts in the world' found Study background: edit: alternate source for full study related conversation on HN

    Related article from the BBC: 'Healthiest hearts in the world' found

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    Conventional coronary artery disease risk factors might potentially explain at least 90% of the attributable risk of coronary artery disease. To better understand the association between the pre-industrial lifestyle and low prevalence of coronary artery disease risk factors, we examined the Tsimane, a Bolivian population living a subsistence lifestyle of hunting, gathering, fishing, and farming with few cardiovascular risk factors, but high infectious inflammatory burden.

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      They always list hunting first...most of the populations that had low rates of cardiovascular disease and long lifespans were gatherers first, hunters second (or farmers first, ranchers/shepards...

      They always list hunting first...most of the populations that had low rates of cardiovascular disease and long lifespans were gatherers first, hunters second (or farmers first, ranchers/shepards second). The traditional Okinawans are a good example. 60 percent of their calorie intake was purple sweet potato. Fish and Pork were less than 5 percent.

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