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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

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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Stroke Risk Present Even With Borderline High Blood Pressure

Stroke Risk Present Even With Borderline High Blood Pressure

A study from a Medical School in China (Southern Medical University of Guangzhou) found: “Stroke risk present even with borderline high blood pressure”. They compared 19 trials where incidence of stroke was observed in relationship to how high the systolic and diastolic bl
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Increased Cancer survival with high vitamin D levels

Increased Cancer Survival With High Vitamin D Levels

Two studies showed increased cancer survival with high vitamin D levels. The first study comes from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai by Hui Wang and colleagues (Ref.1) . They pooled results from 25 different studies and looked for vitamin D blood levels and death rates in 1
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Pancreatic Cancer Linked To Diabetes

Pancreatic Cancer Linked To Diabetes

Research at the University of Melbourne, Australia found that pancreatic cancer is linked to diabetes. The research team has analyzed the data of 88 international studies that had been conducted between 1973 and 2013. The question was whether diabetes and pancreatic cancer are linked.
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