Ep 6: What can Bolivian hunter-gatherers tell us about a healthy diet?

Episode 6 · November 13th, 2018 · 53 mins 45 secs

About this Episode

The Tsimané are an indigenous people of lowland Bolivia who still remain largely isolated. We’d scoff at their low diet diversity, but their levels of heart disease and type 2 diabetes are among the lowest of any population recorded in the world. This episode is probably a good reminder that you should stop eating sherbert for breakfast. Inspiration for this week’s episode comes from the following article:

Nutrition transition in 2 lowland Bolivian subsistence populations (2018) Thomas S Kraft, Jonathan Stieglitz, Benjamin C Trumble, Melanie Martin, Hillard Kaplan, Michael Gurven. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition