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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. Links to appropriate pages integrate the articles into the text of nethealthbook.com. One example: a news article finds that higher fiber content in the diet of males reduces prostate cancer risk. This is now part of 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. The average consumer often overlooks this type of data from the medical literature, but it is very relevant to the average consumer.

Over the years information from these practical news stories accumulate and become part of the database of nethealthbook.com.

Last modified: October 18, 2018

Longer Life With Mediterranean Diet

Longer Life With Mediterranean Diet

The fact that you can have a longer life with a Mediterranean diet is known for some time. But now a study has shown that the reason for a longer life is the fact that telomeres get elongated from the Mediterranean diet. Telomeres are the caps at the end of chromosomes, and they get s
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B Vitamins Fights Cognitive Deficit

B Vitamins Fight Cognitive Deficit

Middle-aged and older men and women can develop cognitive deficits with an elevation of homocysteine in the blood. This is due to partial methylation defects that were compensated for all their lives, but with the aging process the inherent metabolic disbalance causes symptoms like co
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New Arthritis Drugs Can Kill

New Arthritis Drugs Can Kill

For years doctors have been prescribing anti-inflammatory drugs for arthritis; now they find that the new arthritis drugs can kill. The “improved version” of them that have less stomach irritation are the COX-2 inhibitors. This includes celecoxib (brand names: Celebrex and Celebra). O
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Fiber Is Good For You

Fiber Is Good For You

Fiber is good for you as it has been proven to be beneficial for prevention of cardiovascular diseases and various cancers in the past; now it has been studied again in a much larger study population as was reported recently in the media. This news report was based on this medical stu
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Potassium Can Lower Risk Of Stroke

Potassium Can Lower Risk Of Stroke

A study published in the medical journal Stroke in Sept. 2014 showed that potassium could lower the risk of a stroke. 90,137 postmenopausal women from the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study had no history of stroke when they were enrolled in the study. With the help of diet
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Calcium Supplementation Reduces Mortality

Calcium Supplementation Reduces Mortality

A study in the American Journal of Nutrition (August 2014) looked at the effect of calcium intake in diabetics and their risk to develop heart disease; not only did they fail to show a negative effect of calcium supplementation, but instead detected a reduction in all-cause mortality
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Testosterone Essential For Aging Men

Testosterone Essential For Aging Men

Apart from a loss of erections men lose muscle mass when their testosterone production slows down with older age. At a joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in June of 2014 in Chicago, IL a trial of men with limited mobility was discusse
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Genetics Used To Cure Cancer

Not long ago any attempt to use genetic analysis of cancers would have been labeled as outlandish, but now genetics can be used to cure cancer. CBS reported that a billionaire is investing his money in new ways of treating cancer by sequencing cancer cells of a patient and normal cell
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