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“Whole mummy” scans confirm ancient atherosclerosis

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1591 (Published 12 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1591

An international team of researchers has found clear evidence of atherosclerosis among 137 mummies from diverse ancient cultures. Computed tomography showed vascular calcification in 29 of 76 mummies from ancient Egypt, 13 of 51 from ancient …

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