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Heart Health

04 April 2011

Oldest case of clogged arteries in Egypt

The first known case of clogged arteries, or atherosclerosis, has been found in the mummy of an Egyptian princess, a study has shown.

The first known case of clogged arteries, or atherosclerosis, has been found in the mummy of an Egyptian princess, said a study presented at a major US cardiology conference.

"These data point to a missing link in our understanding of heart disease, and we may not be so different from our ancestors," he said.

 

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