Mummy Study suggests cholesterol laden plaque has been present since ancient times

To gain insight into the heart health of our ancestors, researchers at Texas Heart Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and University of Kentucky utilized a noninvasive imaging technique to study atherosclerotic lesions of ancient mummies. The results were published this week in the American Heart Journal. Read the Full Story ”Mummy study: Heart disease was bigger issue for human ancestors than initially thought

Madjid, M., Safavi-Naeini, P., & Lodder, R. (2019). High prevalence of cholesterol-rich atherosclerotic lesions in ancient mummies: A near-infrared spectroscopy study. American Heart Journal, 216, 113–116. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2019.06.018