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5,300-year-old iceman's last meal was remarkably high in fat

5,300-year-old iceman's last meal was remarkably high in fat

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July 13 (UPI) -- The oldest naturally preserved ice mummy ate a last meal extremely high in fat content, scientists have discovered. Researchers published a new study in Current Biology on Thursday, reporting insights into the nutritional habits of European individuals in the Copper Age, more than 5,000 years ago. The study is the first in-depth analysis of the stomach contents of the mummy known as Otzi, or the Iceman, providing a glimpse into our ancestor's ancient dietary habits. The Iceman was discovered in 1991 by German tourists in the Eastern Italian Alps. Scientists were initially unable to identify the Iceman's stomach because it had moved up during the mummification process. But in 2009, during re-investigation of CT scans, scientists spotted it and launched an effort to analyz...
Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast

Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast

Science
Goat's fat and wild venison, plus sides of ancient wheat and bracken.It's not a menu likely to appear on Masterchef, but for some of our ancestors it was a nutritious feast.Scientists have revealed that the last supper of Oetzi the Iceman was well-balanced but also alarmingly high in fat.The man lived 5,300 years ago and met his death on a frozen glacier. His body was preserved in the ice for millennia until it was discovered in 1991.Scientists have been able to find out about many aspects of his life, including what he ate before he died.They say he filled his stomach with fat from wild goat, meat from red deer, an ancient grain known as einkorn and toxic fern.Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealedIceland accused of killing ...
Croatia stun Argentina to reach World Cup last 16

Croatia stun Argentina to reach World Cup last 16

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Media playback is not supported on this device Argentina are facing the prospect of an early World Cup exit after a dreadful error from goalkeeper Willy Caballero set Croatia on their way to victory and a place in the last 16.On a night when so much was expected of Argentina captain Lionel Messi, Caballero made the most telling contribution to his team's fate with an attempted chip over Ante Rebic that backfired badly, allowing the striker to volley into an exposed net in the 53rd minute.Messi - adrift for much of the match, especially during a pedestrian opening half - rallied his side,...
Russia on brink of last 16 with win over Egypt – highlights & report

Russia on brink of last 16 with win over Egypt – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device Russia moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup after the host nation beat Mohamed Salah's Egypt in St Petersburg.Russia, who beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game, took the lead thanks to a bizarre 47th-minute own goal from Ahmed Fathi, who diverted Roman Zobnin's shot into his own net.Denis Cheryshev doubled Russia's advantage after he finished from Mario Fernandes' pull-back, before Artem Dzyuba sealed the victory with a fine individual goal. Liverpool forward Salah, playing for the first ...
Report: Opioid prescription volume declined 12% last year

Report: Opioid prescription volume declined 12% last year

Health
April 19 (UPI) -- Prescription opioid dosage volume declined 12 percent in 2017, the largest annual drop in more than 25 years of measurement, according to a report released Thursday by a healthcare consulting company.IQVIA's Institute for Human Data Science conducted the study examining last year's overall drug use and looked forward four years to 2022.The opioid prescription volume includes the number of pills dispensed as well as units of dosage.The number of dispensed opioid prescriptions decreased 10.2 percent and patients receiving high doses declined by 16.1 percent, researchers report. The dosage volume is determined by Morphine Milligram Equivalents, with a standard Vicodin pill the equivalent of 5 milligrams of morphine. A high dosage in the study was considered to be more than 9...