Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Clogged Arteries Still Prevalent in Ancient World

"Mummies Reveal That Clogged Arteries Plagued Ancient World"

"Scans suggest there's more to heart disease than a modern diet."

Interesting article about clogged arteries being as prevalent of a problem in Ancient Egypt as they are today. Turns out, being on a hunter-gatherer diet doesn't help out your arteries as much as we thought it might.

You may ask, "Aren't the mummies they're inspecting the royal families who must be exercising less and eating fattier foods?" Well, recent findings have shown that even the common men and women had the same problems. The data does, however, point out that the clogged arteries were caused by different factors than they are today, so it's still probably not a great idea to pay too many visits to McDonald's.

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