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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: March 22, 2017

What happens when you cut out sugar?

What happens when you cut out sugar?

Sugar causes obesity and heart disease, so you may ask yourself what happens when you cut out sugar? Recently a CNN review article described the sugar addiction. Research has determined which part of the brain is involved with sugar addiction. It also has sorted out the biochemical ef
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Is Yogurt healthy?

Is Yogurt Healthy?

A review article asked “Is yogurt healthy?” It then discussed the merits of yogurt as a probiotic source.  In addition it noted that the so-called “fruit yogurts” are unhealthy. Many people have lost valuable gut bacteria from antibiotics, from processed foods with food preservatives
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Good Nutrition Can Manage Chronic Inflammation

Good Nutrition Can Manage Chronic Inflammation

Dr. Mitchell Fleisher explained that good nutrition can manage chronic inflammation. He presented his talk at the 24th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine (Dec. 9-11, 2016) in Las Vegas that I attended. It was entitled “Effective Anti-Aging Nutritional Management of Chronic I
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Asthma Can Stabilize With Relaxation

Asthma Can Stabilize With Relaxation

Recently a CNN article described how asthma can stabilize with relaxation. It reviewed several relaxation therapies. This offers other treatment modalities to give asthma sufferers relief. 25 million people in the US suffer from asthma. They usually keep their condition stable with va
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What To Know About Multiple Sclerosis

What To Know About Multiple Sclerosis

Here is what to know about multiple sclerosis (MS). It is a common neurodegenerative disease. MS affects 2.3 million people worldwide. Women get it more often than males. The exact cause of MS remains unknown. MS can be difficult to diagnose, and as a result the diagnosis is often del
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Packaging Of Fast Food Contains Carcinogens

Packaging Of Fast Food Contains Carcinogens

A new study warns that packaging of fast food items contains carcinogens. Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are highly persistent chemicals. These chemicals are associated with cancer. They have damaging effects on fetal growth and on the immune system. The reason the food industry i
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High-Tech Tool To Screen For Skin Cancer

High-Tech Tool To Screen For Skin Cancer

A new high-tech tool to screen for skin cancer will likely revolutionize skin cancer treatment and mortality. According to this report on CNN, which is based on a report by Nature, image recognition technologies have been applied to diagnosing skin cancers A research team trained a co
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The Biology Of Aging

The Biology Of Aging

Until not too long ago scientists considered the biology of aging as a one-way street. Your DNA ages, mitochondria, the cells’ power plants, age and the telomeres get shorter as we age. At the end we run out of steam and die. Telomeres and the biology of aging In one study the telomer
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