The unhealthy lifestyle of modern man often has been accused of the development of various diseases, but a research shows that people who lived more than 3,000 years ago have suffered from the same disease.
According to the Daily Mail, scientists have studied the remains of 76 Egyptians who lived more than 3,000 years ago, 51 Peruvian who lived from 600 to 2000 years ago, five American Indians who lived 1600 years ago, a small group of Mongolian lived 500 years ago and five residents of the Aleutian Islands lived 150 years ago.
Computer tomography of their bodies showed that they all suffered from heart disease. And more – the scientists have found signs of atherosclerosis – narrowing of the arteries due to cholesterol accumulation, which is a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
According to Director of the Medical Center Long Beach Memorial, Dr. Gregory Thomas, who led the study, only the ancient Egyptians were wealthy enough to eat fat food, but atherosclerosis was found among ordinary representatives of the four other cultures whose bodies were dried in conditions of very hot or cold climate.