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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

Even Small Amounts Of Processed Meat Pose A Risk

Even Small Amounts Of Processed Meat Pose A Risk

A recent study showed that even small amounts of processed meat pose a risk to develop colorectal cancer. The researchers published the study on April 17, 2019. Results of red and processed meat study Researchers observed 475,581 men and women were over 5.7 years. They diagnosed 2,609
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Juicing Loses Fiber And Nutrients

Juicing Loses Fiber And Nutrients

A nutrition article in CNN noticed that juicing loses fiber and nutrients. Lately it has become popular to start the day with a glass of fruit juice or vegetable juice. But the problem is that both fiber and some nutrients like antioxidants and bioflavonoids get lost in the process. R
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Skip Those Three-Egg Omelettes

Skip Those Three-Egg Omelettes

A new JAMA publication shows that egg consumption can cause heart attacks, so skip those three-egg omelettes. This study looked at 6 prospective cohort studies in the US. There were 29,615 adults who were part of the study, and the follow-up period was 17.5 years on average. Each addi
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Why We Are Addicted To Certain Foods

Why We Are Addicted To Certain Foods

Recently there was an article about bacon on CNN and why we are addicted to certain foods. Certainly one of the foods that many people get addicted to is bacon. Let us take a look at the production first. Bacon contains sugar and salt The abdominal wall of a pig is where bacon origina
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Does Chocolate Cause Acne?

Does Chocolate Cause Acne?

Chocolate is one of the indulgences people enjoy, but does chocolate cause acne? Several studies about the effects of chocolate on the skin have been discussed in a recent CNN article. The results are complicated. There is milk chocolate that has higher sugar content and sugar is one
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Chemicals With Consequences

Chemicals With Consequences

Some chemicals in the environment break down slowly, and as a result they become chemicals with consequences. There is a group of such persistent chemicals, perfluoroalky substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS for short. They have a strong bond between fluorine and a carbon
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Healthy lifestyle while traveling for work

Healthy lifestyle while traveling for work

CNN provided an article about healthy lifestyle while traveling for work. It can be difficult to pursue a healthy lifestyle when you are taking a long haul flight, you are jet lagged and you are sleep deprived. When you have reached your destination there is the temptation of indulgen
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New Way To Diagnose Zika Virus

New Way To Diagnose Zika Virus

Researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have detected a new way to diagnose Zika virus. A publication dated Jan. 28, 2019 describes this test. The researchers are testing blood, semen or urine with this system.Three universities developed this system: the University of
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