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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-18-09 01:50 PM
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CT scans reveal heart disease in mummies
Large-living royals somehow managed to booger their coronary health without benefit of Cheetos, transfats, Burger Kings, ubiquitous refined sugars, or TV remotes.
Rich Egyptians living 3,500 years ago may have been walking around with the same clogged arteries that modern Americans now battle, according to a presentation Monday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting.

A group of scientists said that, on a whim, they performed a computerized tomography (CT) scan on a collection of 22 mummies housed at the Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities in Cairo to see if they too suffered from the plaque build-up in arteries that lead to coronary artery disease.

"We didn't believe it was going to be so intense," said Adel H. Allam, the lead author of a letter to the editor published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "We thought that we would find it, but maybe very rarely, and we thought that if we did find it, it wouldn't be so severe."...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/HeartDiseaseNews/ct-scan-s...
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-18-09 01:52 PM
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1. A little late, isn't it?
:evilgrin:
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-18-09 02:37 PM
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2. LOL!. Yeah, a fat lot of good it does them now...
...yet it is rather ironic that mummies are getting CT scans when there are uninsured Americans going without.

Very interesting article, all kidding aside.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-18-09 02:52 PM
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3. Very good points.
Sobering to think that live uninsured Americans are going without.
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