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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: March 22, 2017

Testosterone Helps Erectile Dysfunction In Diabetes Patients

Testosterone Helps Erectile Dysfunction In Diabetes Patients

In the British Journal of Urological Surgeons (BJU) a study appeared showing that testosterone helps erectile dysfunction in diabetes patients. There were a total of 189 men with low testosterone levels and symptoms of hypogonadism. They were stratified into a placebo group (no treatm
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Plant Protein Is Better Than Animal Protein

Plant Protein Is Better Than Animal Protein

A large study from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA showed that plant protein is better than animal protein. They showed this with a large group of study participants. And they used a fixed end point, namely mortally rates. The prospective cohort study of US health care professional
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Fish Oil Lowers Inflammation

Fish Oil Lowers Inflammation

Inflammatory markers show that fish oil lowers inflammation Research from January 2016 showed that fish oil lowers inflammation. 18 randomized controlled trials that involved 826 subjects were critically analyzed. Three parameters were measured in these subjects. The first was prostag
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Higher Vitamin D3 Leads To Better Prostate Cancer Survival

Higher Vitamin D3 Leads To Better Prostate Cancer Survival

Higher vitamin D3 leads to better prostate cancer survival A study showed that higher vitamin D3 leads to better prostate cancer survival. The article appeared in the medical journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Preventio
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New Antibiotic Lugdunin Against Resistant Bugs

New Antibiotic Lugdunin Against Resistant Bugs

Researchers at Tübingen University, Germany have found a new antibiotic lugdunin against resistant bugs as the BBC reported. This report is based on a scientific publication published on the previous day. The researchers analyzed the natural bacteria in the hair of people’s nost
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Preventing Heat Stroke

Preventing Heat Stroke

A tragic news story recently would have been avoidable by preventing heat stroke. Two toddler twin sisters were left alone in a hot car for a short period of time. Then the father remembered that he had left the children in the car. He attempted to revive them from heat stroke, but it
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Good Fats Reduce Mortality

Good Fats Reduce Mortality

A new Harvard study showed that good fats reduce mortality. This study consisted of 126,000 men and women over a 32-year period from 1980 to 2012. First of all, the researchers checked with every participant of the study every 2 to 4 years what amounts and what types of fat they were
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Lycopenes Are Linked To Lower Mortality

Lycopenes Are Linked To Lower Mortality

Lycopenes are linked to lower mortality. Lycopenes are the red pigments of tomatoes. Researchers from Omaha, Nebraska found that it is the lycopenes in tomatoes and watermelons that lower mortality.  They analyzed data on 2499 participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examin
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