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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

Too Much Sitting Makes Us Sick

Too Much Sitting Makes Us Sick

Dr. Dunlop was the lead author of a study that examined the health outcome of seniors who were sixty years old or older and who spent most of their time sitting. 2,286 adults aged 60 years and older who took part in the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) wore a
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Vitamin C Protects From Hemorrhagic Stroke

Vitamin C Protects From Hemorrhagic Stroke

Vitamin c protects from hemorrhagic stroke as Dr. Stéphane Vannier suggested. He presented the results of a study at the American Academy of Neurology 66th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia where he showed that a lack of vitamin C was responsible for hemorrhagic strokes. He stated that dis
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Adding Sugar Ups Cardiovascular Risk

Adding Sugar Ups Cardiovascular Risk

A study from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) published in February of 2014 analyzed what role added sugar plays in terms of cardiovascular risk. They took the data from the NHANES study, which stands for National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) and found that the majority
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Inflammation Extinguished By Omega-3

Inflammation Extinguished By Omega-3

I am reporting here about a publication that essentially says “inflammation extinguished by omega-3”. Since the mid 1990’s medical researchers have known that heart attacks, strokes, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and many other illnesses are either associated by chronic infl
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Live Longer With A Purpose In Life

Live Longer With A Purpose In Life

Have you ever thought that your thoughts would matter? We may have noticed that some people who are always negative seem to attract more negatives and have difficulty coping. We also know that people who are inherently positive about life tend to get through trying situations with les
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Sugar Responsible For Raising Blood Pressure And Lipids

Sugar Responsible For Raising Blood Pressure And Lipids

A University of Otago, New Zealand study by Dr Lisa Te Morenga and co-workers has shed new light on the negative effect of sugar on blood pressure and lipids. The key here is that these studies were not animal experiments, but involved human trials. A total of about 1700 men and women
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Fish Oil Lowers Blood Pressure

Fish Oil Lowers Blood Pressure

Nobody even thought about looking for the effects of fish oil a few decades back. But this has changed all since we know that high blood pressure is one of the diseases that stems from an inflammatory condition in the lining of the arteries. Given that background it makes sense that D
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Vitamin C Lowers Breast Cancer Death Rates

A study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute examined records from 10 observational studies and pooled them in a meta-analysis. There were a total of 17,696 women who had been verified to have breast cancer, and during the study there were 2,791 total deaths and 1,558 breast cancer spec
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