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This section of nethealthbook is a collection of news items. It brings you very timely research that will help you understand medical problems better. The articles are integrated into the text of nethealthbook.com by links to appropriate pages. One example: 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. Close blood sugar control in diabetics reduces this risk. That fact is also mentioned on the page of nethealthbook titled causes of cancer of the pancreas.

Mediterranean diet

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: April 18, 2018

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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Lack Of B Vitamins In Children Predicts Obesity

Lack Of B Vitamins In Children Predicts Obesity

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition in October 2014 found a lack of B vitamins in children predicts obesity. The study was conducted in children aged 8 to 15.  The researchers came from the University of Queensland, but the study was done on Mexican-American children who par
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Heart Failure Linked To Low Bone Density

Heart Failure Linked To Low Bone Density

A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology analyzed the bone density of more than 13,000 healthy individuals. Their hearts were also examined for the presence of heart failure. Dr. Roman Pfister of the Heart Center of the University of Cologne, Germany found that usi
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Resveratrol Helps Memory And Blood Sugar

Resveratrol Helps Memory And Blood Sugar

The Journal of Neuroscience reported that resveratrol helps memory and blood sugar; a trial on 23 healthy, but overweight persons between the ages of 50 and 75 is described. They were given 200 mg of resveratrol as a supplement per day for 26 weeks. A control group of 23 subjects were
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Fiber Prolongs Life After A Heart Attack

Fiber Prolongs Life After A Heart Attack

You heard that fiber is good for colon cancer prevention, but have you heard that fiber prolongs life after a heart attack? This is exactly what a study that appeared in the British Medical Journal in April 2014 showed. The lead investigator, Shanshan Li (Harvard School of Public Heal
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