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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 9, 2019

Diabetes Reversible Through Diet

Diabetes Reversible Through Diet

A March 2016 study from Great Britain showed that a very-low-calorie diet for 2 months followed by a weight maintenance diet for 6 months could make diabetes reversible through diet. A total of 30 overweight or obese diabetes patients went on an 8-week very-low-calorie diet of 600-700
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Green Tea Extract Kills Oral Cancer Cells

Green Tea Extract Kills Oral Cancer Cells

One of the major polyphenols of green tea extract kills oral cancer cells; it is called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Interestingly green tea catechin (EGCG) does not harm normal cells. Researchers from the Department of Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University
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Exercise Reduces Mortality

Exercise Reduces Mortality

What, if I told you that exercise reduces mortality? Would you believe me? Well, you may be somewhat doubtful. But I assure you that at end of this blog you will know why exercise reduces mortality. I am going to explain it using data from the EPIC study. This was a large European stu
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Breast Cancer From High Sugar Diets

Breast Cancer From High Sugar Diets

New research has shed light onto the development of breast cancer from high sugar diets. Animal experiments re. breast cancer from high sugar diets High sugar content is one of the hallmarks of our Westernized diet. In order to test whether sugar or starch in our diet could contribute
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Supervised Heroin Injections Reduce Harm

Supervised Heroin Injections Reduce Harm

In Canada it has been shown that supervised heroin injections reduce harm in the drug-addicted subpopulation. We had our struggles in Canada introducing safe heroin injection sites. Now more than 10 years later the impressive statistics have convinced mayor Svante Myrick from Ithaca,
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Exercise Curbs Cancer

Exercise Curbs Cancer

A number of studies showed that exercise curbs cancer. When you exercise earlier in your life it prevents cancer from occurring later in life. Exercise is still useful, if you have developed cancer. Exercise makes your immune system stronger. This helps you to survive longer. Natural
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The Fear Of Salt

The Fear Of Salt

The fear of salt is associated with the medical dogma that lasted for several decades that salt over consumption would elevate blood pressure. We know that high blood pressure will cause heart attacks and strokes. Over the years governments have been influenced by health associations.
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Avoiding Potatoes Can Prevent Gestational Diabetes

Avoiding Potatoes Can Prevent Gestational Diabetes

Introduction Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs in pregnant women and avoiding potatoes appears to prevent it. It is important to diagnose gestational diabetes, as uncontrolled diabetes would lead to fetal abnormalities, high blood pressure in the pregnant woman, p
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