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Author Topic: Heart Disease Found in Egyptian Mummies (hands off my big mac!)  (Read 854 times)
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« on: November 19, 2009, 09:59:32 am »

unless an archeologist unearths an ancient macdonalds very soon, the health food nazis can officially stick it.  next thing you know, they will find evidence of global-climate-warming-change that predated the industrial revolution.  oh, wait . . .

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Heart Disease Found in Egyptian Mummies

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Researchers said they found evidence of hardening of the arteries in Egyptian mummies dating as far back as 3,500 years, challenging longstanding assumptions that cardiovascular disease is mainly a malady of modern societies.

A team of heart-imaging experts and Egyptologists examined 22 mummies from the Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities in Cairo in a CT scanning machine, looking for evidence of calcium buildup that could indicate vascular disease.

Scientists scanned 20 mummies, and examined scans of two more, for the study.

They were able to identify the hearts, arteries or both in 16 of the mummies, nine of whom had deposits of calcification. An analysis determined the deposits were either definite or probable evidence of atherosclerosis, the condition that leads to heart attacks and strokes.

"Not only do we have atherosclerosis now, it was prevalent as long as 3,500 years ago," said Gregory Thomas, a cardiologist and imaging specialist at University of California, Irvine, who was principal investigator of the study. "It is part of the human condition."

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 09:41:49 pm »

I am ready to call a truce if I can just have my big mac back
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 10:39:24 pm »

I am ready to call a truce if I can just have my big mac back


Really?  You're a fan of the Big Mac?
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