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This section of nethealthbook is a collection of news items that bring very timely research to the attention of the interested reader. They also are integrated into the text of nethealthbook.com by links to appropriate pages. For instance, if a news article finds that higher fiber content in the diet of males reduces prostate cancer risk, this has been integrated into the prostate cancer chapter under prostate cancer prevention. On the other hand an Australian study found that diabetes is a risk factor for the development of pancreatic cancer and a close blood sugar control in diabetics reduces this risk, this is also mentioned on the page of nethealthbook titled causes of cancer of the pancreas.

Another study about Midwestern firefighters came to the conclusion that a Mediterranean diet benefits US workers. The diet consisted of lots of fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish, olive oil and whole grain. These firefighters had a 35% lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which translated into much less heart attacks over the years than a control group on a regular diet. This type of data from the medical literature often gets overlooked, but is very relevant to the average consumer.

Over the years information from these practical news stories will accumulate and will get incorporated into the database of nethealthbook.com.

Last modified: August 16, 2017

Lack Of Iron And Hearing Loss

Lack Of Iron And Hearing Loss

In a large patient population an investigative team found in 2017 a relationship between a lack of iron and hearing loss. In a total of 305,339 patients 4,807 patients had hearing loss; 2,274 patients had iron deficiency anemia. Among patients with sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) t
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CoQ10 Supplementation Improves Metabolism

CoQ10 Supplementation Improves Metabolism

A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial from Iran showed that CoQ10 supplementation improves metabolism. This is a recent publication  from April of 2017.  60 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) were divided into two groups. One group received 100 mg of CoQ10 as a
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Vitamin K2 Improves Arterial Elasticity

Vitamin K2 Improves Arterial Elasticity

Research from the Netherlands showed in 2015 that vitamin K2 improves arterial elasticity, if taken over 3 years. The researchers measured carotid artery elasticity with Doppler ultrasound. They examined various parameters. 244 postmenopausal women were part of a placebo group or a vi
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Parkinson’s Disease From Some Statins

Parkinson’s Disease From Some Statins

A recent study showed that you can get Parkinson’s disease from some statins. This news story is a result of this research paper. Researchers looked at  50 million insurance claim cases, and they identified 22,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease . Of these 2332  had a new
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Brain Changes Even With Moderate Alcohol Consumption

Brain Changes Even With Moderate Alcohol Consumption

New research has shown that there are brain changes even with moderate alcohol consumption. This article is based on a new study dated June 2017 from England. It has shown that there are brain changes even with moderate alcohol consumption. Specifically, it is the hippocampus that atr
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French Fries Are Linked To A Shorter Lifespan

French Fries Are Linked To A Shorter Lifespan

A new study discussed on CNN showed that eating French fries are linked to a shorter lifespan. This article was based on a multinational scientific study released in April 2017. The study showing that French fries are linked to a shorter lifespan 4440 participants were enrolled in it
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Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetic Patients

Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetic Patients

A study with 15,362 diabetic patients defined kidney disease risk in diabetic patients. It is general knowledge for a long time that diabetic patients are at risk to develop diabetic nephropathy. Kidney disease risk in diabetic patients, study design In this study researchers followed
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Sugar In Fruit Juice Unhealthy

Sugar In Fruit Juice Unhealthy

Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics has stated, “sugar in fruit juice unhealthy”. They came out with new guidelines regarding fruit juice consumption for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school children. In it they warned that before the age of 1 year parents should not all
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