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Study: Even ancient mummies had clogged arteries

LONDON (AP) - Scientists say even without the modern-day temptation of fast food and cigarettes, people 4,000 years ago also suffered from clogged arteries.

Scientists researching the biggest-ever study of mummies and heart disease say their conclusions suggest that heart disease may be more a natural part of human aging rather than being directly tied to contemporary risk factors like smoking, eating fatty foods and not exercising.


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