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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: May 27, 2020

Vitamin C Can Mimic Exercise

Vitamin C Can Mimic Exercise

At a research conference in Savannah, Georgia in September 2015 a presentation was given about the use of vitamin C supplementation in a group of overweight and obese patients. Postdoctoral research fellow Caitlin Dow, PhD and colleagues from the University of Colorado compared the ef
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Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Rates

Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Rates

Here are two studies, which found independently from each other that a reduction in cancer rates resulted from taking a simple supplement, vitamin D3. 1. Vitamin D3 supplementation made a big difference in terms of survival in 17,332 cases of cancer that were pooled by researchers fro
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Stroke Risk Lowered By Mineral Supplements

Stroke Risk Lowered By Mineral Supplements

86,149 women enrolled in the Nurses Health Study I (NHS I) and 94,715 women in the NHS II had been assessed on an ongoing basis with intermittent dietary questionnaires. This database was used for this study to see whether supplements would have made any difference in terms of stroke
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Testosterone Treatment Helps Older Males

Testosterone Treatment Helps Older Males

At the 23rd Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine (Dec. 11-13, 2015) in Las Vegas Dr. Joel Heidelbaugh presented a talk entitled “Examining the Correlation Between Androgen Deficiency and Cardiometabolic Risk”. In the beginning he mentioned that in the last few years many physi
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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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