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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

Stem Cells Help Stroke Victims

A pilot study about helping stroke victims with stem cells was published in August 2014 by a research group from Imperial College London. These doctors took 5 patients that had suffered serious stokes and harvested their bone marrow stem cells (utilizing the marker CD34+ to select for
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Fasting Regenerates The Immune System

In the June 5 issue of Cell Stem Cell an article was published that described regeneration of the immune system by fasting. According to the lead author, Valter Longo both animal experiments and work with humans showed that with prolonged fasting the white blood cell count in the bloo
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Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Lower Risk Of Mortality

Dr. Cedric Garland and colleagues undertook a study where they pooled data from 32 studies and determined that a vitamin D3 level of 30 ng/ml or more halved the risk of dying when compared to 20 ng/ml or lower. What is interesting about this study is that the total number of women and
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Fiber Lowers Prostate Cancer Risk

French researchers published a study that involved 3313 men and lasted for 12.6 years on average. It involved the consumption of insoluble fiber; specifically, the quantity, source and type of fiber consumed was analyzed. The study started in 1994 and went on until 2007. 139 men devel
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Lycopene Prevents Prostate Cancer

Lycopene Prevents Prostate Cancer

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published a report that lycopene prevents prostate cancer. Lycopenes belong to the carotenoids, which is a group of antioxidant plant chemicals. They are responsible for the red color of tomatoes and other red-pigmented foods. Regarding thi
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Suicide More Common In Men Than Women

Suicide More Common In Men Than Women

“Suicide is more common in men than in women”; that as the result of a 10-year study of the World Health Organization (WHO) that has been released recently. The WHO study included suicide rates in 172 countries throughout the world. Worldwide 804,000 people killed themselves in 2012,
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Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces Heart Failure Deaths

Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces Heart Failure Deaths

Researchers from Ireland have completed a study where they found that low-dose aspirin reduces heart failure deaths. 892 patients with heart failure were prescribed aspirin, where 828 were low dose, the rest either high dose or none. The observation time was up to 12 years with a medi
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Mediterranean Diet Benefits US Workers

Mediterranean Diet Benefits US Workers

A study investigating a group of 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. 780 male firefighters aged 18 or older were questioned about how well
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