The secret of good health... Masai way

The African Masai's suffer less often from heart disease than other people, even if they eat a diet that is much richer in foods that are meant to increase the risk.

Scientists have long thought that nomadic people are genetically protected against heart disease. Now have doctors reviewed data for blood fat values (cholesterol), blood pressure and physical activity level with 985 Tanzanians, mostly peasants and city dwellers, but also 130 masaier. Masaiernes values averaged the highest. It shows that their active lifestyle keeps them healthy: Masaierne burned over 1,000 kilocalories more per day than the other trial participants.

Masaierne living as nomads and runs a lot. It protects the heart.

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