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Otzi Iceman had genetic predisposition for atherosclerosis: Much the same in ancient peoples as it is today -- ScienceDaily

While prevalence and types of risk factors for atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to fatty deposits) have varied over time from ancient times to modern society (such as levels of obesity, physical activity), genetic predisposition/risk for the condition today appears to be very similar to that in ancient times.

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Again, atherosclerosis appears to be a "by product" of life.  The increase in prevalence of heart disease may have more to do with our increased lifespan over the last century or so as opposed to diet and exercise! 07-31-2014 6:06am

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