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

The study the Tsimane is published the medical journal 'The Lancet'. Study co-author Dr Gregory S. Thomas stated: "This study suggests that coronary [disease] could be avoided if people adopted some elements the Tsimane lifestyle, such as keeping their cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar very low, not smoking and being physically active." He added: "Most the Tsimane are able to live their entire life developing any coronary [disease]. This has never been seen any prior research. While difficult to achieve the industrialized world, we can adopt some aspects their lifestyle to potentially forestall a condition we thought would eventually effect almost all us."

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