Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of human history: the Horus study of four ancient populations

@article{Thompson2013AtherosclerosisA4,
  title={Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of human history: the Horus study of four ancient populations},
  author={R. Thompson and A. Allam and G. Lombardi and L. S. Wann and G. Thomas},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2013},
  volume={381},
  pages={1211-1222}
}
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is thought to be a disease of modern human beings and related to contemporary lifestyles. However, its prevalence before the modern era is unknown. We aimed to evaluate preindustrial populations for atherosclerosis. METHODS We obtained whole body CT scans of 137 mummies from four different geographical regions or populations spanning more than 4000 years. Individuals from ancient Egypt, ancient Peru, the Ancestral Puebloans of southwest America, and the Unangan of… Expand
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