Egyptian Mummies Had Clogged Arteries

"Just like us, our ancestors were vulnerable to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries): mummies examined were reportedly upper class and middle class and may have had access to a fat-laden, unhealthy diet which contributed to the development of their disease," Smith told Med Page Today at the annual American Heart Association meeting in Orlando, Fla. "Food other than that which comes in packages can also do us in."

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