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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 21, 2019

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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Coffee Protects Against MS

Coffee Protects Against MS

Two studies have found that MS (multiple sclerosis) seems to occur less frequently in people who consume coffee regularly. MS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is associated with chronic inflammation. Dr. Ellen Mowry reported about the work she and her colleagues had don
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Lycopene Lowers Kidney Cancer Risk

Lycopene Lowers Kidney Cancer Risk

Lycopene is found in watermelon or tomatoes and has been associated with prevention of colon cancer. Now a study in Cancer showed that lycopene also helps to suppress the development of kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma). Cathryn Bock, PhD. MPM and associates took the data from the
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Colorectal Cancer Low In Fish-Eating Vegetarians

Colorectal Cancer Low In Fish-Eating Vegetarians

Researchers from Loma Linda University followed 77,659 men and women who were from the Seventh-Day Adventist Churches for 7 years. This church group has been researched in the past as it is a cohesive cohort of non-smokers and non-drinkers. Many are also vegetarians, but not all. Food
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Breast Artery Calcification Predicts Heart Attacks

Breast Artery Calcification Predicts Heart Attacks

Women who had a digital mammogram taken showing breast artery calcification were found to also have coronary artery calcification, which predicts heart attacks down the road. Dr. Laurie Margolis of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York gave a presentation at the A
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Bionic Lens For Better Vision

Bionic Lens For Better Vision

A BC optometrist, Dr. Garth Webb has come up with a new lens that can achieve three times normal vision. It has been technically developed, but needs to go through clinical trials to pass the regulatory bodies. This lens has qualities unlike conventional lenses that are implanted to r
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Vitamin K2 For Your Arteries

Vitamin K2 For Your Arteries

Vitamin K2 (=menaquinone-7 or MK-7) has been known for some time to be needed for prevention of osteoporosis and for prevention of hardening of arteries. But a new study from April 2015 from the Maastricht University in the Netherlands has found that flexibility of arteries, which is
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Testosterone Not Only For Sex

Testosterone Not Only For Sex

Testosterone stimulates a man’s and a woman’s libido but is good for a man’s heart, brain and energy as well; as a result of these facts I entitled this blog “testosterone not only for sex”. A Japanese study from June 2015 found that testosterone replacement helped those men with low
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