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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: October 18, 2017

Vitamin D Increases Cancer Survival

Vitamin D Increases Cancer Survival

Vitamin D increases cancer survival as a study at the University of Edinburgh, England showed: about 1600 patients were operated on for colon cancer and around that time their blood levels for vitamin D were also checked. Professor Malcolm Dunlop, the lead investigator, found that pat
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Magnesium Supplements Cut Diabetes Risk

Magnesium Supplements Cut Diabetes Risk

A study from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts has followed a cohort of the Framingham Heart Study for 7 years and published their findings on October 17, 2014. The study group consisted of 2,582 participants from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort with an average age
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Mediterranean Diet Keeps You Young

A study which was continuing for more than ten years involving 5000 nurses found that a Mediterranean diet keeps your cells younger for longer. The nurses involved in this study were eating a diet consisting of vegetables, chicken, fish, fruit, but they stayed away from red meats, but
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High Dose Vitamin C Helps Epstein Barr Infection

An article in the Medical Science monitor dated May 4, 2014 reported about a small study from the Riordan Clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Nina Mikirova and Ronald Hunninghake treated 35 men and women with chronic fatigue syndrome and other conditions who had documented positive Epstein Bar
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Alternative To Mammography Screening For Breast Cancer

Alternative To Mammography Screening For Breast Cancer

The November issue of the Life Extension magazine contains an interesting article about alternatives to mammography. One mammography study exposes a woman to 0.4 mSV of radiation. This is the equivalent of about 7 weeks of background radiation from space and earth. A mammography expos
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Avoid Prostate Cancer, Take Vitamin D

When you want to avoid prostate cancer, you need to take vitaminD. A study published May 2014 in Clinical Cancer Research found that low vitamin D blood levels were associated with a high risk of developing prostate cancer. Researchers under Rick Kittles from the Department of Medicin
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Premature Labor Statistics Scrutinized

Premature labor statistics are scrutinized and report cards are given out to every US state around this time of the year, but also to every country around the world. The March of Dimes, a non-profit fundraiser company has given grades as a continued effort to reduce the prematurity ra
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Vitamin D3 Benefits Both Heart And Brain

Typically, what’s good for the heart is also good for the brain. This has been reconfirmed in two independent studies involving measurements of vitamin D3 levels (25-hydroxy vitamin D). 1.The first study was presented at the 63rd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Ca
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