Mona Lisa and High Cholesterol

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Mona Lisa and High Cholesterol
Thu, 01-07-2010 - 1:47am

Mona Lisa May Have Suffered From High Cholesterol

Is she enjoying a private joke? Is she sneaking a sly glance at an unseen lover? Or is the glint in the Mona Lisa’s eye in fact the result of a build-up of fatty acids around her eye socket, a sure sign that she was not watching her cholesterol?

An Italian medical expert claimed that Leonardo da Vinci's smiling model in the 16th century oil painting had a xanthelasma, a cholesterol deposit, in the hollow of her left eye.,2933,582166,00.html



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Fri, 01-22-2010 - 9:26am
Considering ocular rotational pull