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“The idea that rising blood pressure is a result of aging is a widely held belief in cardiology, but our findings add to evidence that rising blood pressure may be an avoidable consequence of Western diet and lifestyle rather than aging itself,”

Study of Two Tribes Sheds Light on Role of Western-Influenced Diet in Blood Pressure

Image/photoYanomami woman and her child at Homoxi, Brasil

Tribe with no Western dietary influences had no increase in blood pressure with advancing age, while neighboring tribe with modest exposure to Western diet, including processed foods, did have an increase

“This age-related rise in blood pressure begins in early childhood—which suggests that early childhood may be a ‘window of opportunity’ for lifestyle interventions to prevent later rises in blood pressure,” Mueller says.

To put these findings in context, in the U.S. systolic blood pressure rises by about 1.5 mm Hg and 1.9 mm Hg per year among boys and girls, respectively, and 0.6 mm Hg per year among adults.

Association of Age With Blood Pressure Across the Lifespan in Isolated Yanomami and Yekwana Villages (Abstract)
JAMA Cardiol. Published online November 14, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.3676

Ethnologie-Studie: Ernährung und nicht das Alter erhöht den Blutdruck (Dt. Aerzteblatt)
Ye'kuana (Wikipedia)
Yanomami (Wikipedia)

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