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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: January 17, 2018

Calcium Supplementation Reduces Mortality

Calcium Supplementation Reduces Mortality

A study in the American Journal of Nutrition (August 2014) looked at the effect of calcium intake in diabetics and their risk to develop heart disease; not only did they fail to show a negative effect of calcium supplementation, but instead detected a reduction in all-cause mortality
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Testosterone Essential For Aging Men

Testosterone Essential For Aging Men

Apart from a loss of erections men lose muscle mass when their testosterone production slows down with older age. At a joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in June of 2014 in Chicago, IL a trial of men with limited mobility was discusse
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Genetics Used To Cure Cancer

Not long ago any attempt to use genetic analysis of cancers would have been labeled as outlandish, but now genetics can be used to cure cancer. CBS reported that a billionaire is investing his money in new ways of treating cancer by sequencing cancer cells of a patient and normal cell
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Vitamin D3 Saves Lives

Vitamin D3 Saves Lives

In 2014 several studies were released involving rather large numbers of subjects. A study in the British Medical Journal from April 2014 involved 849,412 men and women and had a follow-up observation of nearly 30 years (Reference below). Rajiv Chowdhury and colleagues selected 73 obse
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Hardening Of Arteries Reversed With Supplements

Hardening Of Arteries Reversed With Supplements

A meta-analysis in the Journal of Nutrition from August 2014 indicates that hardening of arteries can be reversed with supplements. Ammar Ashor and colleagues took 20 randomized trials including 1909 subjects aged 22 to 63. Arterial stiffness was measured by pulse-wave velocity or sim
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Treating Alcoholic Hepatitis With Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (GCSF)

Alcoholic Hepatitis Treated With GCSF

In September 2014 a study was done with severe alcoholic hepatitis patients showing that granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) can be used to improve their survival. Before we examine this study I like to give some background about what colony-stimulating factors are. Dr. J.E.T
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Vitamin D Helps Childhood Atopic Dermatitis

Vitamin D Helps Childhood Atopic Dermatitis

Vitamin D has been in the limelight during 2014 several times, and the observation that vitamin D helps childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) is no exception. The news that this difficult to control skin condition in children can be treated effectively and cheaply (no Big Pharma drug invol
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Vitamin E Prevents Hip Fractures

Vitamin E Prevents Hip Fractures

In August 2014 the journal “Osteoporosis International” published a report from a trial where two groups of patients were compared, those who consumed high doses of vitamin E and those who only had low doses of vitamin E in their food intake; the hip fracture risks of both groups were
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