Why did ancient people have atherosclerosis?: from autopsies to computed tomography to potential causes.

@article{Thomas2014WhyDA,
  title={Why did ancient people have atherosclerosis?: from autopsies to computed tomography to potential causes.},
  author={Gregory S. Thomas and L. Samuel Wann and Adel Hassan Allam and R Christopher Thompson and David E. Michalik and M. Linda Sutherland and James D Sutherland and Guido P Lombardi and Lucia Watson and Samantha L. Cox and Clide M Valladolid and Gomaa Abd el-Maksoud and Muhammad Al-Tohamy Soliman and Ibrahem Badr and Abd el-Halim Nur el-Din and Emily M Clarke and Ian G Thomas and Michael I. Miyamoto and Hillard S. Kaplan and Bruno Frohlich and Jagat P Narula and Alexandre F. R. Stewart and Albert Zink and Caleb E. Finch},
  journal={Global heart},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={229-37}
}
Computed tomographic findings of atherosclerosis in the ancient cultures of Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest and the Aleutian Islands challenge our understanding of the fundamental causes of atherosclerosis. Could these findings be true? Is so, what traditional risk factors might be present in these cultures that could explain this apparent paradox? The recent computed tomographic findings are consistent with multiple autopsy studies dating as far back as 1852 that demonstrate calcific… CONTINUE READING
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