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A team of researchers collected cardio scan data on more than 700 people of the Tsimane tribe in remote Bolivia to gain insights into whether life with very few traditional coronary risk factors leads to more or less coronary heart disease. A principal researcher, Randall Thompson of St. Luke's Mid America Heart institute, describes the study and their findings. Photos and images courtesy of Randall Thompson, Adam Thompson, Ben Trumble and Mike Gurven. Jill Toyoshiba, with reporting by Donna McGuire The Kansas City Star
A team of researchers collected cardio scan data on more than 700 people of the Tsimane tribe in remote Bolivia to gain insights into whether life with very few traditional coronary risk factors leads to more or less coronary heart disease. A principal researcher, Randall Thompson of St. Luke's Mid America Heart institute, describes the study and their findings. Photos and images courtesy of Randall Thompson, Adam Thompson, Ben Trumble and Mike Gurven. Jill Toyoshiba, with reporting by Donna McGuire The Kansas City Star

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