January 04, 2016 at 06:49AM on Facebook

“By turning up evidence of heart disease in populations with widely varying diets, the mummy research suggests that maybe some other unrecognized cause is at work besides what we choose to eat.

“‘Although commonly assumed to be a modern disease, the presence of atherosclerosis in pre-modern human beings raises the possibility of a more basic predisposition to the disease,’ according to the researchers, who include specialists in cardiology, X-rays, anthropology and other fields.”
The surprising thing ancient mummies tell us about what to eat