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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: August 14, 2019

Omega-3 Good After Heart Attacks And For Hemorrhagic Stroke Prevention

Omega-3 Good After Heart Attacks And For Hemorrhagic Stroke Prevention

There are two studies that I reviewed; both involve beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplements. 1. Heart attack survivors do better with omega-3 supplementation At the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology Dr. Raymond W. Kwong and associates pr
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Colon Cancer Risk Reduced In Two Weeks

Colon Cancer Risk Reduced In Two Weeks

Gastroenterologist Dr. Stephen O’Keefe of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recruited 20 black men in the US and 20 men in rural South Africa. He did an experiment of only two weeks where he exchanged their diets. The African men in South Africa were fed American fast fo
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Vitamin D Toxicity Rare

Vitamin D Toxicity Rare

There are so many different reports to show that vitamin D3 deficiency is the cause of many illnesses. And yet, despite a lack of toxicity, people still do not get enough vitamin D3 supplementation. On the other hand, many people have taken liberal amounts of it and in these subjects
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Selenium Helps Heart Injury

Selenium Helps Heart Injury

According to a study food intake of selenium from fish and vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) from reindeer meat was the reason why northern Finnish men have fewer heart attacks and lower mortality from heart attacks than a control group of men from Southern Finland. Apart from a high incid
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The Plague, Not A Thing Of The Past

The Plague, Not A Thing Of The Past

Every couple of months we hear about local outbreaks of the plague, usually far away, but at times in the Western USA. There are also reports of experiments in the military of North Korea and in the past in Iraq of biological weapons (aerosols with live cultures of Yersinia pestis), w
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Arthritis Responds To Glucosamine/Chondroitin

Arthritis Responds To Glucosamine/Chondroitin

For years it was said that glucosamine would not work against arthritis. But people knew that when they combined glucosamine with chondroitin it was effective against arthritis. What is even more astounding is that it reduced the incidence of colorectal and lung cancers, a fact that t
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Insufficient Vitamin D3 Linked To Pancreatic Cancer

Insufficient Vitamin D3 Linked To Pancreatic Cancer

Studies have shown that with higher latitude there is a decreased blood level of vitamin D3, which is associated with a much higher rate of pancreatic cancer. A group of researchers under Cedric F. Garland from the University of California San Diego used 2008 data from 107 countries a
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Top Nutrients Keep Your Brain Young

Top Nutrients Keep Your Brain Young

In a publication in the Science Daily mid April 2015 eight top nutrients were reviewed that keep your brain young. This report was based on a review by The Institute of Food Technology by Linda Milo Ohr. In order to prevent the metabolic changes in brain cells that occur with aging ei
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