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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: June 21, 2017

Stroke Risk Present Even With Borderline High Blood Pressure

Stroke Risk Present Even With Borderline High Blood Pressure

A study from a Medical School in China (Southern Medical University of Guangzhou) found: “Stroke risk present even with borderline high blood pressure”. They compared 19 trials where incidence of stroke was observed in relationship to how high the systolic and diastolic bl
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Increased Cancer survival with high vitamin D levels

Increased Cancer Survival With High Vitamin D Levels

Two studies showed increased cancer survival with high vitamin D levels. The first study comes from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai by Hui Wang and colleagues (Ref.1) . They pooled results from 25 different studies and looked for vitamin D blood levels and death rates in 1
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Pancreatic Cancer Linked To Diabetes

Pancreatic Cancer Linked To Diabetes

Research at the University of Melbourne, Australia found that pancreatic cancer is linked to diabetes. The research team has analyzed the data of 88 international studies that had been conducted between 1973 and 2013. The question was whether diabetes and pancreatic cancer are linked.
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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Responds To Cinnamon

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Responds To Cinnamon

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease responds to cinnamon as an Iranian study has shown. This is rather unusual, as conventional medicine has nothing effective to offer at this point in time for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study consisted of 50 men and women between the
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Too Much Sitting Makes Us Sick

Too Much Sitting Makes Us Sick

Dr. Dunlop was the lead author of a study that examined the health outcome of seniors who were sixty years old or older and who spent most of their time sitting. 2,286 adults aged 60 years and older who took part in the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) wore a
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Vitamin C Protects From Hemorrhagic Stroke

Vitamin C Protects From Hemorrhagic Stroke

Vitamin c protects from hemorrhagic stroke as Dr. Stéphane Vannier suggested. He presented the results of a study at the American Academy of Neurology 66th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia where he showed that a lack of vitamin C was responsible for hemorrhagic strokes. He stated that dis
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Adding Sugar Ups Cardiovascular Risk

Adding Sugar Ups Cardiovascular Risk

A study from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) published in February of 2014 analyzed what role added sugar plays in terms of cardiovascular risk. They took the data from the NHANES study, which stands for National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) and found that the majority
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Inflammation Extinguished By Omega-3

Inflammation Extinguished By Omega-3

I am reporting here about a publication that essentially says “inflammation extinguished by omega-3”. Since the mid 1990’s medical researchers have known that heart attacks, strokes, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and many other illnesses are either associated by chronic infl
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