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Researchers have the people with the healthiest hearts in the world. The Tsimane people in the Amazon region of Bolivia and almost no risk of serious heart disease because of their plant-based diet and high levels of physical activity. Besides a healthy heart, the Tsimane also have low blood pressure, low cholesterol levels and low blood glucose. This all up to a very strong cardiovascular system. And this they many of the diseases and conditions that hundreds of millions around the world, such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and kidney failure. A study that an 80-year-old from the Tsimane tribe the same cardiovascular age as an American in their mid-50s.

The study on the Tsimane is in the medical journal 'The Lancet'. Study co-author Dr Gregory S. Thomas stated: "This study that coronary [disease] could avoided if people some elements of the Tsimane lifestyle, such as their cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar very low, not smoking and physically active." He added: "Most of the Tsimane are able to their entire life without developing any coronary [disease]. This has never been in any prior research. While difficult to achieve in the industrialized world, we can some aspects of their lifestyle to potentially a condition we thought would eventually effect almost all of us."

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