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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: June 12, 2019

Fish Consumption In Pregnancy

Fish Consumption In Pregnancy

A study about fish consumption in pregnancy and mercury exposure to pregnant women and their children from the Republic of Seychelles showed that mercury in fish is less worrisome than was assumed in the past. 1265 mother-child pairs were enrolled in this study (Ref. 1). Seychelles Is
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Weak Handgrip Predicts Mortality

Weak Handgrip Predicts Mortality

A research team led by Dr. Darryl Leong from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., Canada, studied 139,691 people 35 to 70 years old for four years. They were from 17 various countries representing very different economic and cultural backgrounds. The findings were straightforward. W
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Shortened Telomeres Predict Cancer

Shortened Telomeres Predict Cancer

A study following 792 persons for 13 years showed that shortened telomeres predict cancer. Telomeres are the caps at the end of chromosomes that protect the DNA between cell divisions. Initially all of the patients of the Northwestern and Harvard study were cancer free, but after 13 y
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Resveratrol Improves Bone Density

Resveratrol Improves Bone Density

An interesting study from the Aarhus University in Denmark showed that high dose resveratrol could increase bone density significantly in only 16 weeks. The results were published on Oct. 16, 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 66 middle-aged obese men with
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Stem Cell Treatment For Severe MS

Stem Cell Treatment For Severe MS

A multicenter, phase II trial from Genova, Italy has been completed on 21 patients with severe multiple sclerosis (MS), published in March, 2015. These were patients whose MS was not under control despite conventional MS treatments. They developed new brain lesions that were documente
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Marinating Meat Cuts Down Carcinogens

Marinating Meat Cuts Down Carcinogens

As you prepare for summer BBQ’s read about this study from Porto in Portugal dated March, 2015, which states that marinating meat cuts down carcinogens. Normally, with barbecuing carcinogens form on the surface of the meat, called heterocyclic amines. Marinating meat in beer for 4 hou
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Vitamin E Lowers Blood Pressure

Vitamin E Lowers Blood Pressure

An article from Tokyo, Japan describes a study that showed that higher vitamin E intake lowers the risk of high blood pressure. Dr. Akiko Kuwabara and his team analyzed data from 1,405 men and 2,102 women aged 40 and older (average age about 63) from Japan’s National Health and Nutrit
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Cancer Rates Down In the US

Cancer Rates Down In the US

In a publication dated Jan. 5, 2015 there is a report showing that the cancer rates in the US are down in the past two decades. There has been a decline of 22% in cancer mortality over two decades, which translates into 1.5 million lives saved from cancer. The data was obtained from t
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