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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: September 30, 2020

Cytokine IL-4 May be Responsible for Blindness

Cytokine IL-4 May be Responsible for Blindness

Research showed that cytokine IL-4 may be responsible for blindness in older patients. IL-4 stands for interleukin-4, which is also one of the cytokines taking part in a normal immune response. IL-4 in aqueous fluid The vitreous aqueous fluid in the eye is the fluid between the back o
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New Insights into Alzheimer’s Disease

New Insights into Alzheimer’s Disease

Notably, research from Bonn, Germany and Rome, Italy has led to new insights into Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, this review summarizes it. We know from many other studies that Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that interferes with the normal function of the brai
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Mediterranean Diet Prevents the Decrease of Cognitive Function with Age

Mediterranean Diet Prevents the Decrease of Cognitive Function with Age

A new study found that a Mediterranean diet prevents the decrease of cognitive function with age. A medical journal (Alzheimer’s and Dementia) published the results. Accordingly, this medical news story was reviewed here. Two studies on Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) and
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Cutting Salt Prevents Heart Disease

Cutting Salt Prevents Heart Disease

In a new study it is stressed that cutting salt prevents heart disease. Often high blood pressure has an association with eating too much salty food. But this may not have to be necessarily from salt you added to your food. Eating too much processed food can also make you exceed your
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Vitamin D in Health and Disease

Vitamin D in Health and Disease

There is confusion out there about vitamin D in health and disease. In other words, I thought it would be useful to review some basics about vitamin D and how it can help you to benefit from it. Last year an overview about this topic was published. Notably, a lack of vitamin D causes
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Gene Therapy for Diabetes

Gene Therapy for Diabetes

We do not often hear about gene therapy for diabetes. But there is new evidence, which makes this topic timelier. Dr. Fatima Bosch from the University of Barcelona, Spain has done impressive experiments on mice showing that obesity and diabetes could be cured. These mouse experiments
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Olive Oil and Other Beneficial Foods

Olive Oil and Other Beneficial Foods

The Mediterranean diet has long been known to include olive oil and other beneficial foods. These foods consist of lots of vegetables, fruit and fish. I has also become common knowledge that it decreases the risk of some cancers, high cholesterol, diabetes and to prevent heart attacks
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Should I Eat Breakfast or Fast?

Should I Eat Breakfast or Fast?

With all the dieting advice around, the question is, should I eat breakfast or fast? Some people who do intermittent fasting eat for 10 hours and fast for 14 hours. On this diet plan you are finishing your dinner at 7PM, skip breakfast and have a brunch at 11 AM the following morning
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