The paradoxical nature of hunter-gatherer diets: meat-based, yet non-atherogenic

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Journal: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Publication Date: 03/2002

Summary: A review of the 20th century studies of hunter gatherer populations. HG consume approximately 65% of their calories from animal products. There is a low incidence of CVD in hunter gatherers

Key Takeaways

Hunter Gatherers consume a diet where 65% of their calories come from animal foods yet they have very low heart disease.

Why Aren't Hunter Gatherers Getting Heart Disease?

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