The people with healthy hearts and arteries – a nation tsimane from Bolivia, found researchers from the University of new Mexico.
According to scientists, they are less likely all faced with heart disease, and artery 80-year-old representative of tsimane healthier than the 55 year old American.
The results of his research scientists published in the journal The Lancet.
Zimane – the indigenous inhabitants of the tropics and savannas in North-Eastern Bolivia. The researchers visited 85 villages tsimane and examined 705 people aged 40-94 years. 85% of them never faced any problems with the heart. Only 13% were discovered and have low 3% – moderate risk of heart disease.
However, 6814 survey of Americans showed that more than half of them have medium or high risk of heart disease.
The researchers attribute the health of tsimane with their nutrition. Their diet consists of 72% carbohydrates, 14% fat and 14% from protein. The average American consumes 52% carbohydrates, 34% fat and 14% protein. In addition, tsimane move a lot – they hunt, fish, gather fruits and nuts, bred cattle. On average, they spend on the legs 4-7 hours a day.
Scientists note that the study was a review and should not draw hasty conclusions. Despite the benefits for the heart, a way of life tsimane exposes them to other risks. So, many local women are infected with parasitic worms. Nevertheless, experts agree that the results have again highlighted the benefits of a diet that includes fiber-rich foods and physical activity.