…It may be that meat as a speeder-up of metabolism explains in part both that Eskimo women are sometimes grandmothers before the age of twenty-three, and that they usually seem as old at sixty as our women do at eighty.
""Sixty-two might be the answer from a bowed old figure crouching over the stove. I would have guessed twenty years more than that. The fact is that the Eskimo wears out fast; after fifty he begins to decline, and few live long after sixty.
A decreasing trend in mortality from IHD in Inuit populations undergoing rapid westernization supports the need for a critical rethinking of cardiovascular epidemiology among the Inuit and the role of a marine diet in this population. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12535749/#fft
Most studies found that the Greenland Eskimos and the Canadian and Alaskan Inuit have CAD as often as the non-Eskimo populations. Notably, Bang and Dyerberg's studies from the 1970s did not investigate the prevalence of CAD in this population; however, their reports are still routinely cited as evidence for the cardioprotective effect of the "Eskimo diet." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25064579/