More to heart disease than meets the eye, researchers find

05/25/2011 | BBC

Working with Egyptian researchers, ASNC past-president Dr. Greg Thomas helped analyze the remains of more than 50 mummies, finding a case of heart disease in one princess who lived more than 3,500 years ago. "Her diet was significantly healthier than ours. She would have eaten fruit and vegetables -- and fish were plentiful in the Nile at that time," Thomas told the BBC. "Yet, she had these blockages. This suggests to us that there's a missing risk factor for heart disease -- something that causes it that we don't yet know enough about."

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