Researcher looks at plaque to gain insight about the past

Christina Warinner says ancient dental plaque offers insights into diets, disease, dairying, and women’s roles of the period.

Peter Reuell | Nov. 19, 2019 | harvard
~11 mins   

Tags: science-technology anthropology basic-research christina-warinner dental-calculus fas gsas peter-reuell plaque

Evidence of atherosclerosis found in 16th-century mummies from Greenland

CT scans reveal evidence of atherosclerosis in 16th-century mummies from Greenland. The mummies were of particular interest due to their diet, which relied on fish — commonly touted as a heart-healthy diet.

Jessica Zimmerman | Jan. 23, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology explorer-series arteries atherosclerosis brigham-and-womens-hospital fish-consumption heart-disease heart-healthy-diet mummy national-geographic plaque ron-blankstein

Evidence of atherosclerosis found in 16th-century mummies from Greenland

CT scans reveal evidence of atherosclerosis in 16th-century mummies from Greenland. The mummies were of particular interest due to their diet, which relied on fish — commonly touted as a heart-healthy diet.

Jessica Zimmerman | Jan. 23, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology explorer-series arteries atherosclerosis brigham-and-womens-hospital fish-consumption heart-disease heart-healthy-diet mummy national-geographic plaque ron-blankstein

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