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Otzi in his summer garb

Otzi, The 5,300-Year-Old Mummy, Was Not Paleo

Recently, there was an incredibly poorly researched article from thedailymeal.com about Otzi, the mummified man who lived about 5,300 years ago. Otzi was discovered in the Otztal Alps near Italy in 1991 after being preserved by the snow since the day he died. It's been discovered that he had "clogged arteries", or arteriosclerosis, which can potentially lead to heart attack or stroke (but not always). The author of the article concluded, "Since coronary heart disease seems to predate potato chips … Continue reading