Claims that the woman who inspired the Mona Lisa suffered from severe hypothyroidism and that her enigmatic smile was due to a muscle-brain disorder are untrue, an expert claims. In recent years, rheumatologists and endocrinologists examining the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci have suggested that the woman who sat for the portrait hundreds of years ago suffered skin lesions and swelling as a result of a lipid disorder and heart disease. But Dr Michael Yafi from the University of Texas says there was likely nothing wrong her – and she would have shown more visible symptoms if she was suffering from these medical problems. The painting’s discolouration was the most likely explanation behind her yellow skin tone and her asymmetric smile is nothing more than her enigma, he said. And she may not even have been able to sit for the portrait at the time had she suffered from the associated symptoms of muscle weakness. Scroll down for video Claims that The Mona Lisa suffered from severe hypothyroidism and that her enigmatic smile was due to a muscle-brain disorder are untrue, an expert claims. Dr Michael Yafi says there was likely nothing wrong with the woman who sat for the portrait But… Read full this story
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