Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Egyptian Mummies Had Clogged Arteries

Egyptian Mummies Had Clogged Arteries
Modern Tests on Mummies Showed the Ancient Egyptians Fought Heart Disease Too
ABC News Medical Unit
Nov. 18, 2009 Link to full article below

Rich Egyptians living 3,500 years ago may have been walking around with the same clogged arteries that modern Americans now battle, according to a presentation Monday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting.

A group of scientists said that, on a whim, they performed a computerized tomography (CT) scan on a collection of 22 mummies housed at the Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities in Cairo to see if they too suffered from the plaque build-up in arteries that lead to coronary artery disease.

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