Navigation Links
Scans of Egyptian Mummies Show Heart Disease Was Ancient Malady
Date:5/17/2011

TUESDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Modern technology reveals that ancient Egyptians, including a princess of noble blood, suffered from coronary artery disease, according to a new report.

The Horus study, which used whole-body computerized tomography (CT) scanning to visualize the arteries of 52 ancient Egyptian mummies, found that atherosclerosis -- plaque build-up in the arteries -- was common among a group of middle-age and older ancient Egyptians.

"Overall, it was striking how much atherosclerosis we found," Dr. Gregory S. Thomas, director of nuclear cardiology education at the University of California, Irvine, and co-principal investigator of the study, said in a news release from the European Society of Cardiology.

"We think of atherosclerosis as a disease of modern lifestyle, but it's clear that it also existed 3,500 years ago," he said. "Our findings certainly call into question the perception of atherosclerosis as a modern disease."

The study, slated for presentation Tuesday at the International Conference of Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging, in Amsterdam, found that recognizable arteries were present in 44 of the 52 mummies scanned. Arterial calcification, a marker of atherosclerosis, was also evident in almost half of the mummies scanned.

Atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries was evident in three of the mummies investigated, including Princess Ahmose-Meryet-Amon, a noble who lived in Thebes (Luxor) between 1580 and 1550 B.C.

"Today, she would have needed bypass surgery," Thomas said.

The princess, who died in her 40s, probably would have eaten a diet rich in vegetables and fruit and with limited servings of meat. The researchers also noted that wheat and barley were dietary staples during this period of ancient Egypt and that tobacco and trans-fats were still unknown.

Considering the relatively healthy and active lifestyle in ancient Egypt, Thomas and his co-principa
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Seeks Reduction in Radiation From Medical Scans
2. New Heart CT Scans Deliver Far Less Radiation: Study
3. Scans Might Monitor Success of Alzheimers Drugs
4. Brain scans could be marketing tool of the future
5. Scans May Be Misleading for Hockey Players
6. Scans of brain networks may help predict injurys effects
7. CT and MRI scans associated with shorter hospital stays and decreased costs
8. Fear of getting fat seen in healthy womens brain scans
9. Researchers successfully lower radiation dose associated with pediatric chest CT scans
10. Summit aims to develop guidelines for safe and effective CT scans
11. Simple reduction technique decreases radiation dose associated with CT scans of the head
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scans of Egyptian Mummies Show Heart Disease Was Ancient Malady
(Date:7/31/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... to strut their stuff, Super-Sod debuted their new type of sod called Leisure ... registered trademark application in process. , To commemorate introduction of this new type of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... new industry players to know in predictive health analytics , Jvion continues ... technologies. The firm creates predictive software that targets patient and population level illness ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Jacksonville-based drug ... new True North Conference Center. The medical community, social workers, law enforcement, and ... be more aligned in the effort to better understand and combat sex trafficking. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... According to the article published July 27 on My News LA, a fire ... by the city’s fire department before it caused major damage throughout the building. The article ... and it was a fire alarm system that tipped off fire fighters so they could ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... Pet Sitter believes community involvement and support of animal welfare organizations is essential to ... for the third consecutive year in the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Super-Sod Introduces Leisure Time(TM) Zoysia Grass with an Adirondack Chair Promotion 2Health News:Jvion Showcased as Leader in the Predictive Analytic Market 2Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 2Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 3Health News:Article on Recent Pasadena Courtroom Fire Highlights the Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Systems, Says Fire Protection Group Inc 2Health News:Article on Recent Pasadena Courtroom Fire Highlights the Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Systems, Says Fire Protection Group Inc 3Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 2Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 3Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 4
... revealed that women diagnosed with breast cancer should either ... then they should continue exercising, for it will help ... researchers analysed 500 women, who had survived breast cancer, ... the intensity and amount of physical activity before and ...
... A recent study has found that vegetarian diet reduces risk ... that fatty soup as appetizer reduces food intake by about ... factors like choosing your diet regimen or ordering an appetizer ... ,Researchers from Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) in Mumbai, India, ...
... condition that most people prefer not to talk about, yet ... embarrassing problem. It's called overactive bladder (OAB) and it's ... causing urine leakage. ,Now, to reduce the symptoms ... nerve stimulation in the ankle to better help control the ...
... researchers at Imperial College London refutes the long-standing "runaway" theory ... fight infection by attacking T helper cells, a class of ... ,Scientists have for long been puzzled as to why this ... decade or more. ,According to the "runaway" hypothesis, ...
... made to recover two missing radiation detectors in the ... of Asia's biggest rivers, a Japanese filmmaker has warned. ... Times who now runs an independent documentary-making agency, is ... to mobilise search and recovery operations on the slopes ...
... study has found that apart from using mobile phones while ... vehicle could increase the risk of a crash. ... intended to determine the danger of a crash related with ... while driving. ,And the researchers found that passengers ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Exercise may Help Breast Cancer Patients to Lead a Healthy Life 2Health News:Vegetarian Diet Could Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer 2Health News:Vegetarian Diet Could Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer 3Health News:Vegetarian Diet Could Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer 4Health News:Stimulating the Ankle Can Help Patients With Overactive Bladder 2Health News:Study Refutes Theory on HIV's Effect on White Blood Cells 2Health News:Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat? 2Health News:Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat? 3Health News:Not Only Mobile Phones, Even Passengers can Increase the Risk of Road Accidents 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  ResMed (NYSE: ... signed a definitive agreement to acquire Curative ... ventilation and sleep-disordered breathing medical devices and ... market reputation in China, combined with ResMed,s global leadership in sleep and ... China suffering from ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... a special edition of #MedicareMonday on Medicare,s 50 th anniversary. As Medicare celebrates ... continue highlighting the success of the prescription drug benefit, commonly referred to as Part ... infographics and videos here: http://onphr.ma/1INp9qQ ... ... ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced ... director of Warburg Pincus LLC, to the Amgen Board of ... Fred Hassan and the deep, global experience he brings ... Robert A. Bradway , chairman and chief executive officer of Amgen. ... serve Amgen well." Mr. Hassan has been Partner ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Invests in High-Growth Chinese Sleep and Respiratory Care Market with Curative Medical 2ResMed Invests in High-Growth Chinese Sleep and Respiratory Care Market with Curative Medical 3Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 2Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 3Amgen Announces Appointment Of Fred Hassan To Board Of Directors 2Amgen Announces Appointment Of Fred Hassan To Board Of Directors 3
Fixed smooth rod which slides on skin. Designated most popular model or size....
Grooved roller, on which knife oscillates....
Disposable. For use with the N4086....
30 mm button end blade. Flat handle....
Medicine Products: