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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: May 24, 2017

Gut Bacteria May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Gut Bacteria May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

New research from Finland shows that gut bacteria may prevent type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Globally, type 2 diabetes was 4.7% in 1980 and 8.5% in 2014. In the US 29 million people have confirmed type 2 diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes.
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Quercetin Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Quercetin Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition published an article in January that quercetin helps rheumatoid arthritis patients. Specifically researchers performed a randomized, double blind clinical trial on 50 women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The women received 500 mg of qu
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SuperAgers Who Retain More Of Their Brain Power

SuperAgers Who Retain More Of Their Brain Power

Some people in their 80’s and 90’s are SuperAgers who retain more of their brain power than controls. A study showed that brain thickness is regressing much slower in SuperAgers compared to people who age normally. MRI scans of the brains of SuperAgers depicted that brain aging (measu
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Dietary Zinc Stops DNA Damage

Dietary Zinc Stops DNA Damage

A research team found recently that extra dietary zinc stops DNA damage. Zinc belongs to the essential minerals, as it participates in human growth and development. Zinc is  important during a normal pregnancy, for growth in children and for adolescents. We may forget about its import
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Vitamin C Intravenously For Cancer Treatments

Vitamin C Intravenously For Cancer Treatments

New research shows that vitamin C intravenously for cancer treatments amplifies the effects of conventional cancer therapies, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy. While oral vitamin C levels give only shallow vitamin C blood levels, intravenous blood vitamin C levels can reach levels
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Sexual Satisfaction And Happy Relationships

Sexual Satisfaction And Happy Relationships

A psychological study found that there is a strong link between sexual satisfaction and happy relationships. Psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer and colleagues authored this study from the Florida State University. They found that sexual afterglow was the key for a happy relationship. The
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Antiaging Medication For Mice

Antiaging Medication For Mice

The medical journal “Cell” published research showing that a new antiaging medication for mice works. Until recently it was thought impossible to influence the rate of aging in animals or humans. But a new peptide medication for testing mice showed that fur in older animals grew dense
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Lactic Acid And Cancer

Lactic Acid And Cancer

Lactic acid and cancer have a connection, a recent study has shown that. Lactic acid is key for developing cancer. The Nobel Prize winner Otto Heinrich Warburg discovered 90 years ago that a change of glucose metabolism in the cancer cell is vital for cancer cells survival. Lactic aci
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