Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Elite ancient Egyptians had heart disease   posted by Razib @ 11/17/2009 03:05:00 PM

Heart Disease Found in Egyptian Mummies:
"Atherosclerosis is ubiquitous among modern day humans and, despite differences in ancient and modern lifestyles, we found that it was rather common in ancient Egyptians of high socioeconomic status living as much as three millennia ago," says UC Irvine clinical professor of cardiology Dr. Gregory Thomas, a co-principal investigator on the study. "The findings suggest that we may have to look beyond modern risk factors to fully understand the disease."

"Every man a king" in these days indeed.