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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: September 21, 2017

Eat More Fat, Fruit And Vegetables

Eat More Fat, Fruit And Vegetables

A new study from McMaster University in Hamilton/Ont. suggests that we eat more fat, fruit and vegetables. The study followed 135,000 people in 18 countries for 7 ½ years. The prospective cohort study (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology [PURE]) from McMaster University has a lot of
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Cancer Can Be Random

Cancer Can Be Random

A new publication claims that cancer can be random. They found that 66% of all cancers occur spontaneously as mistakes in the DNA when cells are dividing . The Hopkins researchers found further that 29% of cancers are due to environmental factors and 5% occur due to genetic dispositio
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Grilling Can Be Hazardous

Grilling Can Be Hazardous

Every summer a few people are seen in the emergency department of a hospital, because grilling can be hazardous. It is not uncommon that patients show up at the emergency after a BBQ, when they ate a hamburger or steak and felt a stinging pain in their mouth. On examination the physic
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Too Much Water Is Not Beneficial

Too Much Water Is Not Beneficial

Recently a review article came out showing that too much water is not beneficial. Whenever you look around the Internet you find recommendations that you must drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. But the side effect of drinking too much water is a condition called hyponatremia, whic
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New Study Redefined Longevity

New Study Redefined Longevity

The new study A new study redefined longevity. Up to now researchers thought that a variant of the FOXO3 gene on chromosome 6 was responsible for longevity. But due to new findings there is a change. These new studies showed that there were rare variants in chromosomes 4 and 7 in cent
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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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