Clogged Arteries in Ancient Egyptian Mummies

Seems this is the day for news about ancient Egyptian health.  Here is another article on heart disease in ancient Egypt:

Mummy study shows clogged arteries are nothing new

"From the Andes to Alaska and ancient Egypt, people suffered from hardening of the arteries even 4,000 years ago, researchers reported on Sunday, suggesting heart disease may not be the fault of modern living, after all.
The team looked at mummies preserved in the cold or dry heat and found fully a third had clear evidence of clogged arteries. The findings, presented at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology and also published in the Lancet medical journal, build on earlier studies that looked at ancient Egyptian mummies."
Image - Vitals/The Lancet


Popular Posts