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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: December 4, 2019

Why we can feel tired in older age

Why we can feel tired in older age

There are many causes why we can feel tired in old age. Below I am discussing the most common ones. With aging the blood vessels get more atheromatous deposits This slows down the circulation to the key organs like the brain, the heart, the muscles, the kidneys and the liver. All of t
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Cancer Risk From Fruit Juice And Soda

Cancer Risk From Fruit Juice And Soda

Lately there has been a concern about refined sugar exposure and cancer risk from fruit juice and soda. This story was based on this publication from a BMJ study: The British Medical Journal study The study involved 101,257 French adults, 79% women and 21% men with an average age of 4
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HPV Vaccine Shows Effectiveness

HPV Vaccine Shows Effectiveness

A research group has determined that the HPV vaccine shows effectiveness. More than 10 years have elapsed since the HPV vaccination program has been introduced. The HPV Vaccination Impact Study Group of Laval University in Quebec, Canada examined how effective the HPV vaccination prog
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Alcohol’s Second Hand Harms

Alcohol’s Second Hand Harms

A new study found that alcohol’s second hand harms have been under reported. Researchers reported about 8,750 adult men and women who they assessed in 2015 and questioned about incidences in the previous year. The researchers wanted to know the effects of the participants by the behav
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Being In Nature Gives You Health

Being In Nature Gives You Health

According to an article in Scientific Reports (June 13, 2019) being in nature gives you health. The researchers interviewed 20,000 people in England and asked them whether they spent significant time in nature in the previous week. They found that for the beneficial effects to occur t
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Vitamin D Can Reduce Cancer Mortality

Vitamin D Can Reduce Cancer Mortality

An analysis of 10 randomized clinical trials with 79,055 patients showed that vitamin D can reduce cancer mortality by 13%. Researchers presented these findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, IL, on June 3, 2019. Specifically, these studies showed that
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Eat Cheese Sparingly

Eat Cheese Sparingly

“Eat cheese sparingly” is the conclusion of a CNN news story entitled “Is cheese healthy?” Cheese contains nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and zinc. But cheese also contains saturated fat, which can elevate LDL cholesterol when you over consume cheese. There are also soft
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Blocking Saturated Fatty Acids May Help Patients With Prostate Cancer

Blocking Saturated Fatty Acids May Help Patients With Prostate Cancer

New research showed that blocking saturated fatty acids may help patients with prostate cancer. Notably, patients who are obese and patients who are slim have different outcomes regarding prostate cancer. Frequently obese patients eat poor diets with lots of saturated fatty acids. Thi
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