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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: December 13, 2017

Increased Breast Cancer Risk From Alcohol Consumption

Increased Breast Cancer Risk From Alcohol Consumption

It is an older observation that there is an increased breast cancer risk from alcohol consumption for women. But in the meantime  a new study has concentrated on the effects of having just one drink per day. This is the recommended dose to prevent cardiovascular disease. When a premen
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When You Eat Counts

When You Eat Counts

When you eat counts; that is what a study showed. Specifically, patients lost more weight when they ate more calories for breakfast than for dinner. Two studies with 1400 calories per day 1. Early eaters versus late eaters In one study 420 individuals (49.5 % females, 50.5 % males) we
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Apple Cider Vinegar, Science Or Fiction?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Science Or Fiction?

Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy, hence the question: apple cider vinegar, science or fiction? A recent article has attempted to answer this question. There are several claims that are made about the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar. Here are some of the answers. 1. Di
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Air Pollution Lowers Good Cholesterol

Air Pollution Lowers Good Cholesterol

A study revealed that air pollution lowers good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol). Physicians  were already concerned in the past  that air pollution could  cause heart attacks and strokes. But as Medical News Today reported, now the link between heart attacks and air pollution has been f
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Gut Bacteria May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Gut Bacteria May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

New research from Finland shows that gut bacteria may prevent type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Globally, type 2 diabetes was 4.7% in 1980 and 8.5% in 2014. In the US 29 million people have confirmed type 2 diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes.
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Quercetin Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Quercetin Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition published an article in January that quercetin helps rheumatoid arthritis patients. Specifically researchers performed a randomized, double blind clinical trial on 50 women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The women received 500 mg of qu
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SuperAgers Who Retain More Of Their Brain Power

SuperAgers Who Retain More Of Their Brain Power

Some people in their 80’s and 90’s are SuperAgers who retain more of their brain power than controls. A study showed that brain thickness is regressing much slower in SuperAgers compared to people who age normally. MRI scans of the brains of SuperAgers depicted that brain aging (measu
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Dietary Zinc Stops DNA Damage

Dietary Zinc Stops DNA Damage

A research team found recently that extra dietary zinc stops DNA damage. Zinc belongs to the essential minerals, as it participates in human growth and development. Zinc is  important during a normal pregnancy, for growth in children and for adolescents. We may forget about its import
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