Assessing heart disease risks in hunter-gatherers

The Aleutians the team scanned didn't eat fatty food, but they may have had other risks for cardiovascular disease such as inflammation caused by infections or from inhaling smoke from cooking and heating fires in caves like this one, pictured in 1936.

( Ales Hrdlicka / National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution )

The Aleutians the team scanned didn't eat fatty food, but they may have had other risks for cardiovascular disease such as inflammation caused by infections or from inhaling smoke from cooking and heating fires in caves like this one, pictured in 1936.

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