Dr. Harcombe on the Tsimane Study and Why Carbs Are Not the Answer to Improved Heart Health

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Should you eat like the Tsimane?

Is a high-carb diet and intense exercise the secret behind the “healthiest hearts in the world”? This is what the media reported after a study of the Tsimane people in the Bolivian Amazon:
The Guardian: Tsimané of the Bolivian Amazon have world’s healthiest hearts, says study
However, it’s impossible to know what in their lifestyle causes heart health. It’s an enormously common mistake to use imperfect food questionnaires and correlate them with health data, drawing big conclusions.
This kind of suggestive statistical correlation – even in the best case scenarios – has been shown to be wrong 80% of the time! And yet it’s treated as fact in the media.
This is basically the main reason that the whole nutrition field has been such a disaster zone for decades, with high-carb guidelines marking the start of the obesity and diabetes epidemics.
Here’s some sanity, as Dr. Zoe Harcombe analyses the study and what it actually…
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