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Research Article

Inflammation and Infection Do Not Promote Arterial Aging and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among Lean Horticulturalists

  • Michael Gurven mail,

    gurven@anth.ucsb.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Hillard Kaplan,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey Winking,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Daniel Eid Rodriguez,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Medicina, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia

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  • Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn,

    Affiliation: Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Jung Ki Kim,

    Affiliation: Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Caleb Finch,

    Affiliation: Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Eileen Crimmins

    Affiliation: Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 11, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006590

About the Authors

Michael Gurven
Department of Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Hillard Kaplan
Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Jeffrey Winking
Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Daniel Eid Rodriguez
Departamento de Medicina, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Jung Ki Kim, Caleb Finch, Eileen Crimmins
Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: gurven@anth.ucsb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MDG HK CEF EC. Performed the experiments: DER. Analyzed the data: MDG SV JKK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MDG JW CEF EC. Wrote the paper: MDG.