X-Message-Number: 13431
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 11:43:21 -0800 (PST)
From: Doug Skrecky <>
Subject: old age in primitive cultures

In Message #13425 Thomas Donaldson <> wrote:

> Basically I strongly suspect that Skrecky will find out a very simple
> reason why heart disease has not been prominent among primitive 
> peoples: they all died some time before they could normally develop
> heart disease in the first place.
I considered this explanation, and rejected it. Today's primitive 
people do have shorter average lifespans, but some still do live 
beyond 90 years of age. Cardiovascular disease risk either remains
at zero or is very rare at all ages. 

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