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News from ACC.17

April 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:49-54 Online First

News from ACC.17

BJCardio Staff

Abstract

Tsimane people show healthiest arteries yet studied Indigenous South Americans from the Bolivian Amazon – the Tsimane people – have the lowest recorded levels of vascular ageing A South American Tsimane person of 80 years is estimated to have the same vascular age as an American person in their mid-50s, according to a study presented at the ACC. The Tsimane people – an indigenous forager-horticulturalist population of the Bolivian Amazon – have the lowest reported levels of vascular ageing for any population, with coronary atherosclerosis being five times less common than in the USA. This has led the researchers to propose that the lo

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