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Ancient Egyptians and hard arteries

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I found an interesting article related to how ancient Egyptians had hard ateries like many people in the world today.

The article, found on MedPage Today says a study was conducted on Egyptians mummies dating back to nearly 4,000 years.

The article says, “Of the 44 mummies found with remaining vascular tissue, 20 of them (45%) had probable or definite arterial calcification on CT scanning….One mummy, that of Princess Ahmose Meyret Amon, who lived between 1580 and 1550 BC, had atherosclerosis in each vascular bed. She died in her early 40s.”

I guess not too much has changed in 4,000 years when it comes to eating habits.

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