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Mummy study: Heart disease was bigger issue for human ancestors than initially thought

September 26, 2019 - General

A new imaging study of the mummified arteries of people who lived thousands of years ago revealed that their arteries were more clogged than originally thought, according to a proof-of-concept study led by a researcher with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). It is in the October print edition of the American Heart Journal.

The CT scans of a Peruvian mummy showed calcification in the aorta 
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