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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: September 13, 2017

Parkinson’s Disease From Some Statins

Parkinson’s Disease From Some Statins

A recent study showed that you can get Parkinson’s disease from some statins. This news story is a result of this research paper. Researchers looked at  50 million insurance claim cases, and they identified 22,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease . Of these 2332  had a new
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Brain Changes Even With Moderate Alcohol Consumption

Brain Changes Even With Moderate Alcohol Consumption

New research has shown that there are brain changes even with moderate alcohol consumption. This article is based on a new study dated June 2017 from England. It has shown that there are brain changes even with moderate alcohol consumption. Specifically, it is the hippocampus that atr
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French Fries Are Linked To A Shorter Lifespan

French Fries Are Linked To A Shorter Lifespan

A new study discussed on CNN showed that eating French fries are linked to a shorter lifespan. This article was based on a multinational scientific study released in April 2017. The study showing that French fries are linked to a shorter lifespan 4440 participants were enrolled in it
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Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetic Patients

Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetic Patients

A study with 15,362 diabetic patients defined kidney disease risk in diabetic patients. It is general knowledge for a long time that diabetic patients are at risk to develop diabetic nephropathy. Kidney disease risk in diabetic patients, study design In this study researchers followed
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Sugar In Fruit Juice Unhealthy

Sugar In Fruit Juice Unhealthy

Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics has stated, “sugar in fruit juice unhealthy”. They came out with new guidelines regarding fruit juice consumption for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school children. In it they warned that before the age of 1 year parents should not all
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Increased Breast Cancer Risk From Alcohol Consumption

Increased Breast Cancer Risk From Alcohol Consumption

It is an older observation that there is an increased breast cancer risk from alcohol consumption for women. But in the meantime  a new study has concentrated on the effects of having just one drink per day. This is the recommended dose to prevent cardiovascular disease. When a premen
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When You Eat Counts

When You Eat Counts

When you eat counts; that is what a study showed. Specifically, patients lost more weight when they ate more calories for breakfast than for dinner. Two studies with 1400 calories per day 1. Early eaters versus late eaters In one study 420 individuals (49.5 % females, 50.5 % males) we
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Apple Cider Vinegar, Science Or Fiction?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Science Or Fiction?

Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy, hence the question: apple cider vinegar, science or fiction? A recent article has attempted to answer this question. There are several claims that are made about the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar. Here are some of the answers. 1. Di
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