Eat Like An Egyptian

Scientists have performed x-rays and other scans on Egyptian mummies and have determined that ancient Egyptians experienced clogged arteries and heart disease, just like modern Americans do. The mummies that were examined as part of the study were of upper-class social status, which meant they ate meat and had richer than normal diets that were similar to those of modern Americans.

The results may mean that the modern activities which often are cited as causal factors for heart disease — such as smoking, eating processed foods, and leading sedentary lifestyles — in fact aren’t significant causes of heart disease at all. Instead, the root causes may be genetic.

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