Indigenous South American group has healthiest arteries of all populations yet studied, providing clues to healthy lifestyle

March 17th, 2017 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

An 80 year old from the Tsimane (pronounced chee-MAH-nay) group had the same vascular age as an American in their mid-fifties, suggests a new report. The Tsimane people -- a forager-horticulturalist population of the Bolivian Amazon -- have the lowest reported levels of vascular aging for any population, with coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) being five times less common than in the US, the research shows.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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