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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: July 10, 2019

Western Diet Bad For Prostate Cancer

Western Diet Bad For Prostate Cancer

1. A study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health followed 926 men aged 40 to 84 who were diagnosed with prostate cancer, but whose cancer had not yet spread. The patients were monitored for approximately 10 years. The diet of the patients was analyzed 5 years after the di
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Calorie Restriction Extends Life

Calorie Restriction Extends Lifespan

A two-year study that was sponsored by the National Institute of Health examined whether calorie restriction would lower risk factors associated with age-related diseases, so it extends lifespan. The goal was to put 218 healthy men and women who were normal weight or moderately overwe
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Vitamin C Against Heart Attacks

Vitamin C Against Heart Attacks

1. In the June 2015 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigators examined the Copenhagen General Population Study and the Copenhagen City Heart Study. Dietary intake with respect to vitamin C was examined using food questionnaires. In addition vitamin C levels wer
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Low Selenium And Heart Attacks Associated

Low Selenium And Heart Attacks Associated

1. A Swedish study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in June 2015 showed that a decreased selenium level when observed over a timespan of 6.8 years was associated with a greater risk of mortality. 449 men and women were enrolled in the study, and selenium levels
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Enough Vitamin D Needed To Reduce Cancer Risk

Enough Vitamin D Needed To Reduce Cancer Risk

Recently two publications caught my eye. They were dealing with vitamin D3 and its anti-inflammatory actions. 1. In the July 2015 issue of Cancer Prevention Research Catherine Duggan, PhD, the lead author reported that inflammatory cytokines can be reduced by either weight loss and/or
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Vitamin E Necessary For Anti-Aging

Vitamin E Necessary For Anti-Aging

Vitamin E has been known to help prevent heart attacks in the past. But now a new publication has shown that in two human cell lines vitamin E prevented senescence to occur. This was proven by the fact that the human cell lines that included vitamin E continued to divide versus contro
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Depression And Low Testosterone In Men

Depression And Low Testosterone In Men

1. Researchers at George Washington University near Washington, DC found that men with borderline low testosterone levels are at a greater risk of getting depressive symptoms and developing clinical depression. Dr. Michael S. Irwig and associates collected data from 200 men aged 20 to
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New Findings About Cancer Gene

New Findings About Cancer Gene

Recently the news spread that elephants have 20-times the amount of a cancer suppressing gene, called p53. Elephants have about 100 times the cells of humans, but their cancer rate is only 5% in a lifetime, which lasts 50 to 70 years. Humans on the other hand have a cancer rate of bet
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