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The mystery of healthy living in Bolivia's indigenous communities revealed

Unraveling the secret of healthy living in Bolivia's indigenous communities

| 23:53 GMT | the health

Scientists at the University of Southern California have found that the key to healthy living in Bolivia's indigenous communities living in the tropical forests lies in an optimal level of food intake and physical activity.

The journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that this study included 1165 adults from the Tsimane and Mositen tribes, between the ages of 40 and 94 years. They underwent tomography to measure brain size by age. Physiological indicators such as body mass index, blood pressure, general cholesterol, and others were also measured.

The results showed that they had less brain atrophy and were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease compared to US and European residents. And the speed of brain atrophy due to aging is linked to the risk of degenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer's.

According to the researchers, members of both tribes approach the golden mean between daily physical activity and diet. Human evolution revealed that the large amount of food and the lack of calories spent during the search for it leads to an improvement in health and well-being and an increase in childbearing. However, with the industrial development, these indicators exceeded the optimal level and, became the cause of chronic diseases.

Publish date: 26.03.2023 - Source: Linta. ru @


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