PEOPLE HAD CLOGGED ARTERIES LONG BEFORE FATTY FOODS AND OBESITY

Mar 11, 2013

By Jane Brown

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Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, researchers say people had clogged arteries some four-thousand years ago.

The findings are based on cat scans of nearly 140 mummies.

A cardiologist at Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City says that suggests heart disease may be a more natural part of aging.

The scans of the mummies showed evidence of hardened arteries in one third of those examined.

The study results were announced yesterday at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology in San Francisco and published online in the journal Lancet.

(The Associated Press)

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