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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: April 1, 2020

An Avocado Compound Can Improve Diabetes

An Avocado Compound Can Improve Diabetes

A Guelph research group has detected that an avocado compound can improve diabetes. They isolated avocatin B (AvoB), a fatty acid oxidation inhibitor. Researchers tested this first on mice. They fed mice a high fat diet for 8 weeks; half of them were fed avocatin B, the other half not
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Craving Junk Food With A Lack Of Sleep

Craving Junk Food With A Lack Of Sleep

A CNN review article describes that people are craving junk food with a lack of sleep. This research has been conducted at the University of Chicago. The main investigator was behavioral neuroscientist Erin Hanlon, who studied the connection between brain systems and behavior. He says
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Overtime Work And Baldness

Overtime Work And Baldness

A team of researchers came across a peculiar finding, namely that overtime work and baldness are related. After Mexico South Korea has one of the longest working hours. Previous studies have shown that weight gain, fatigue, injuries, and musculoskeletal diseases are a direct result of
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How Aging And Cancer Relate

How Aging And Cancer Relate

New research has investigated how aging and cancer relate. As we age, we are more prone to getting cancer. Researchers from the University of Liverpool looked at the genetic signatures of 9 human tissues to delve into this question further. The Liverpool researchers showed with the he
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Heart Attack Risk

A new study has shown that omega-3 fatty acids reduce heart attack risk. The study was published Sept. 30, 2019 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. This analysis pooled data and had a total of 127,477 participants. Participants on average were 64 years old, and 60% were
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Cooking Food Affects The Gut Microbiome

Cooking Food Affects The Gut Microbiome

US and Canadian researchers found that cooking food affects the gut microbiome. The researchers analyzed the diversity and composition of the gut microbiome after feeding mice cooked meat versus raw meat. They found to their surprise that there was no difference in the gut biome follo
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Aerobic Exercise Against Alzheimer's

Aerobic Exercise Against Alzheimer’s

A 1-year randomized clinical trial showed aerobic exercise against Alzheimer’s is effective in preserving brain volume. Researchers assigned a total of 70 patients 55 and older with mild cognitive impairment to either a group that did regular aerobic exercises or a group that did stre
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Health Benefits From A Low-Fat Diet For Postmenopausal Women

Health Benefits From A Low-Fat Diet For Postmenopausal Women

Over a period of almost 20 years women show health benefits from a low-fat diet for postmenopausal women. The study appeared in the Journal of Nutrition on June 8, 2019. The clinical trial followed 48,835 postmenopausal women with an age between 50 and 79 for 19.6 years. In the beginn
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