Healthy but Dead - the Doctor's ideal patient
People in medieval times were healthier than modern Britons because they did not suffer from cholesterol related diseases, it has been claimed
Roger Henderson, a GP who carried out the research, said his findings suggested the medieval diet was by far the healthiest for the average man - low in saturated fats and transfats, high in vegetables and a moderate amount of weak alcohol daily.
Combined with a highly active workload this meant their risk of heart disease, diabetes and diseases linked to obesity were much less than in 2007.
But the average lifespan in medieval times was about half of what it is now ....