Mar 11, 2013
By Jane Brown
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)