I was astounded (i.e. gobsmacked) to read a headline that said archaeologists had found ancient skeletons which revealed our ancestors who survived on the allegedly healthy paleolithic diet. The paleo diet, consisting of five main food groups, meat and fish, nuts, eggs, leaf and root vegetables and fruit has often been recommended for preventing furred arteries and thus holding off cardio vascular disease.
from The Daily Telegraph
Modern day diets and unhealthy lifestyles are often blamed for furred arteries which result in heart disease.
But studies of an ancients skeleton had found that the problem has been affecting human health for a least 3,000 years.
Ancient African skeletons have been discovered with atherosclerosis, a thickening of the artery wall due to fatty build-up and a major factor in cadiovascular disease – the leading cause of death today.
Doctors blame our modern lifestyle with smoking, obesity and hypertension commonly the cause.
But the condition was also prevalent 3,000 years ago among the simple farming communities who worked the land by the Nile in what is now Sudan.
So was it all wrong then, one more example of the uselessness of science, or have we stumbled upon another bunch of headline seeking academics playing fast and looks with factual evidence. Observe for yourselves:
A 5000 year old skeleton
Furred arteries? – What effing arteries are those then?
The Best foods for protien are not those you have been told