The Healthiest Hearts in the World

Having a healthy heart is a struggle for many Americans thus many scientists are looking to other cultures who have low numbers of heart disease to help determine the contributing factors to heart disease development. A newly studied group of natives in the Amazon are believed to have the healthiest hearts in the world. Their lifestyle of hunting, foraging, fishing and farming has resulted in a very low prevalence of atherosclerosis, or hardening, of the arteries and heart disease. Scientist suspect their active lifestyle which consists of a lot of low-intensity sustained exercise helps them keep their weight in check and reduces the many risk factors for developing heart disease that the American population faces.

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Mackenzie Bannister

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