Is cooking the main culprit behind the arterial blockage seen in the Horus mummies study?
During March of this year (2013) a paper appeared in the journal The Lancet titled “Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of human history: the Horus study of four ancient populations”. You may have seen something about this among the many news articles and blurbs posted across the Web on the heels of this paper’s publication. If not, check out Science Daily’s excellent lay level piece on it at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130311091537.htm
You can read the paper in its entirety at http://download.thelancet.com/flatcontentassets/pdfs/S014067361360598X.pdf I perused it right after it came out and would like to share my thoughts on a possible culprit behind the arterial blockage that bedeviled the ancient peoples represented in the Horus study and which has cast a long shadow over modern populations as well (The fabled “Iceman“ Ötzi showed evidence of atherosclerosis too albeit he had a genetic predisposition and evidence of a chronic infection, namely borreliosis or Lyme disease).
Posted on April 3, 2013, in Diet, Heart & Cardiovascular, MEDICINE, NUTRITION & DIET, Nutrition Science, Preventing Disease, PREVENTION and tagged ancient diets, arterial blockage, atherosclerosis, cooking, cooking toxins, diet for heart disease, heart disease, Horus mummies study, Loren Cordain, Paleodiet, paleolithic diet, raw foods, Stone Age Diet. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Is cooking the main culprit behind the arterial blockage seen in the Horus mummies study?.