I just read a great article in Scientific American about the mummies with heart disease controversy. I linked to a story by a journalist, who was quick to blame meat for the heart disease. I forgot that the original researchers were also astounded that Egyptians who ate a "healthy" diet of grains, vegetables, and very little meat, developed heart disease.
This Scientific American article takes those "surprised" researchers to task and does a very credible job, citing actual evidence, explaining why these mummies had heart disease.
Hat tip: Dr. Michael Eades' tweet on May 20, 2011, that pointed me to the article.