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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: July 1, 2020

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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Lost Vision Due To A Deficient Diet

Lost Vision Due To A Deficient Diet

A medical paper recently described a tragic case of lost vision due to a deficient diet. In a clinical case report the Bristol University published the details of this case. A 14-year old boy decided to live primarily on Pringles (potato chips), white bread and French fries. He visite
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Eating For Mental Health

Eating For Mental Health

Several studies have shown that eating for mental health is a possibility. A longitudinal study has established the following. Depression and anxiety are less likely to occur 2 years after adding more fruit and vegetables into your diet. It has been known for a long time that fruit an
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Optimism Is Associated With Longer Life

Optimism Is Associated With Longer Life

A new study significantly found that optimism is associated with a longer life. Indeed, optimism is an independent protective factor against chronic diseases and translates into an 11 to 15% longer lifespan in both women and men. The data is based on two cohorts, 69,744 women from the
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Plant-Based Diets Help You Live Longer

Plant-Based Diets Help You Live Longer

A 29-year (1987 through 2016) follow-up study determined that plant-based diets help you live longer. The study appeared  in the Journal of the American Heart Association on Aug. 7, 2019. In the beginning of the study the study population consisted of 12,168 middle‐aged adults. The fi
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