New research published in the publication “The Lancet” should develop a number of misconceptions about the progress and benefits of health which carries modern life.
According to the media, it has been proven that “modern life really kills”, after the discovery that one isolated tribe in the Amazon has the “healthiest arteries that scientists have ever seen.”
Tribe Tsimane from Bolivia has a smaller percentage of reported diseases of the cardiovascular system than any other studied populations on the planet, and coronary atherosclerosis is five times thinner than the average in the United States.
“Life tribes Tsimane indicates that the diet without much saturated fat, with plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates and fiber, with venison and fish and special great activity the whole day, the perfect recipe for preventing damage to the coronary arteries,” says research team leader Professor Hilard Kaplan of the University of Mexico.
Scientists find it difficult to map the life of this tribe to modern man, but that some things can be used. The biggest problem is physical activity, which is completely contrary to the habits “of siting modern man”.
Namely, members of this tribe only ten percent of the time are not physically active, while in the “first world” they sit 54 percent of the time in the waking state.
The men of the tribe Tsimane money, collected supplies and work the land and tools with physical activity between six and seven hours a day, while women are active an hour or two less.
Their diet is largely (72%) made up of carbohydrates (rice, corn, berries, nuts, fruit), and 14 percent of the protein from meat of fish and game. The remaining 14 percent are fats, or only 38 grams per day, including 11 grams of saturated fat, no trans fats.
Smoking is extremely rare, and all this in combination results in the case where 80-year-old in this tribe has arteries which are the same as in the average American middle-aged.
Nine out of ten members of the tribe has no risk of heart disease, 13 percent have little risk, and only three percent have moderately high or high risk. Similarly, in the oldest population (over 75 years).
Also, it is worth mentioning that scientists believe that the health of this tribe has less to do with genetics, but more with the way of life, because in the villages in which a change and modernization of life but notes magnification levels of cholesterol with members of the tribe.