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MemorialCare Cardiologist: Study Reverses Heart Disease Theory - Patch.com

Gregory Thomas, M.D., globally recognized for leading research of mummies to search for signs of heart disease and pushing the boundaries of discovery, is senior author of a new study published in the American Medical Association’s JAMA Network Open journal

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Dr. Thomas, a medical director of MemorialCare Health & Vascular Institute in
Southern California, and fellow researchers sought evidence of
atherosclerosis—fatty build-up of plaque in the walls of arteries—of Inuits,
hunter-gatherers living 500 years ago in Greenland. The goal was to determine
if the leading cause of U.S. deaths was prevalent centuries ago in people with
healthy and hearty lifestyles.

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High-resolution CT scanning was conducted at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital of mummies preserved at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in nearby Cambridge.
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