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    Ötzi the Iceman Was a Heart Attack Waiting to Happen

    Fascinating.




    If a modern heart doctor could give medical advice to the iceman Ötzi — the man who was preserved as a mummy after his murder about 5,300 years ago in the snowy Alps — it would be this: Stop eating so much fatty meat and consider taking medications that lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.

    This advice is based on a new comprehensive look at the iceman mummy's cardiovascular health. A full-body computed tomography (CT) scan showed that Ötzi had three calcifications (hardened plaques) in his heart region, putting him at increased risk for a heart attack.

    Ötzi also had calcifications around his carotid artery, which carries blood to the head and neck, and in the arteries at the base of his skull, which carry blood to the brain. Both hardened plaques likely elevated Ötzi's risk of a stroke, said Dr. Seth Martin, a preventive cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore who wasn't involved with the new study.

    So much for the "Paleo-diet".

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    He was eating some grains so he may not have been Paleo enough at least according to the Paleo theory. But it was the arrow in the back that finally did him in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    He was eating some grains so he may not have been Paleo enough at least according to the Paleo theory. But it was the arrow in the back that finally did him in.
    Back then I don't think people lived long enough to have to worry about dying of a heart attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Back then I don't think people lived long enough to have to worry about dying of a heart attack.
    I've read some of the early contacts with eastern indians indicated they commonly lived till 100 years old, so life style is a factor too I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    I've read some of the early contacts with eastern indians indicated they commonly lived till 100 years old, so life style is a factor too I suppose.
    Huh?!? What on EARTH are you talking about? No early group of humans "commonly lived till 100 years old". Not ANYWHERE on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Fascinating.





    So much for the "Paleo-diet".

    https://www.livescience.com/62689-ot...e=notification
    Otzi didn't really live in the Paleolithic, though. He was very much living in the Neolithic, and had a Neolithic diet, very different from a Paleolithic diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Huh?!? What on EARTH are you talking about? No early group of humans "commonly lived till 100 years old". Not ANYWHERE on the planet.
    I did read it some time ago but you're probably right, another Rousseau myth about indians most likely.
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    Heart disease is hereditary. You can eat anything and still get it. You can make it worse through a bad diet, lack of exercise, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Back then I don't think people lived long enough to have to worry about dying of a heart attack.
    Yup. The main reasons that people live much longer are:

    1 clean drinking water.

    2 antibiotics.

    No one died of old age at 50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Fascinating.

    So much for the "Paleo-diet".

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