Living Off the Land May Protect the Heart | Heart and Vascular Health |

Key Take Away for patients:  Exercise and plant based diets reduce or eliminate cardiovascular disease. 


Populations that gather or grow what they need to survive from nature and have little contact with the outside world appear to have lower cardiovascular risk than more modern societies, two studies showed.


Both studies, which were published online in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, suggest that lifestyle factors present in these traditional populations -- high levels of physical activity, low stress levels, and diets rich in fruits and vegetables -- may protect against the effects of aging.