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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: November 15, 2017

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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Calorie Restriction Makes You Live Longer

Calorie Restriction Makes You Live Longer

Calorie restriction makes you live longer; that’s what a remarkable study with primates showed that took 25 years to complete. Rhesus monkeys that had been fed 30% less calories lived longer than their normal controls without calorie-restriction. Rhesus monkeys are genetically v
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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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