The ancients had heart disease too

Published on November 18th, 2009 | by Admin

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Hardening of the arteries has been found in Egyptian mummies, suggesting heart disease may be an ancient problem.

A team of US and Egyptian scientists carried out medical scans on 22 mummies from Cairo’s Museum of Antiquities.

They found evidence of hardened arteries in three of them and possible heart disease in three more.

All the mummies were of high socio-economic status and would have had a rich diet.

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