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Here it is from the Associated Press: “Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever hunt for the condition in mummies. Researchers say that suggests heart disease may be more a natural part of human aging rather than being directly tied to contemporary risk factors like smoking, eating fatty foods and not exercising.

“CT scans of 137 mummies showed evidence of atherosclerosis, or hardened arteries, in one third of those examined, including those from ancient people believed to have healthy lifestyles. … ‘Heart disease has been stalking mankind for over 4,000 years all over the globe,’ said Dr. Randall Thompson, a cardiologist at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City and the paper’s lead author.”

Really? You’re kidding! They gotta be making that up. Everybody knows that wasn’t such a thing as heart disease until America, America’s wealth and its lifestyles — sedentary, capitalist success — breeding a bunch of people that don’t have to work hard for their food. They just go to the processed corner in the store; go home and eat it. Folks, this is one of these moments where I want to get serious with you for a minute.

It’s an object lesson here.

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