Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol?

The body needs cholesterol, but too much bad cholesterol can be harmful and is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In this article, learn about the difference between HDL and LDL — “good” and “bad” — cholesterol, as well as how they are measured. What steps can you take to lower LDL and increase HDL?

Can a vegan diet help you lose weight?

People become vegan for a variety of reasons, from animal welfare and sustainability to improved heart health or weight loss. Learn how a vegan diet may help people lose extra weight and maintain a healthy weight long-term. We also look at the best foods to try and tips to make the transition to a vegan diet easier.

Where to go for gluten-free fast food

Many fast-food chains, such as Arby’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s, now have gluten-free menus or gluten-free options. But a person with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity must be wary, as non-gluten foods can be contaminated by other products, depending on how they are prepared. Find out here what to do to be safe.

What to do about brown spots on your teeth

Brown spots can form anywhere on the teeth, including between teeth or on the tooth surface. These brown or yellowish stains can result from dental procedures, but they more commonly indicate cavities or a buildup of plaque. Here, learn about the many causes, and potential ways to remove these stubborn stains.

Top 15 sources of plant-based protein

People who eat or are considering vegetarian or vegan diets may be concerned about getting enough protein from their food. In this article, we look at the best plant-based proteins, including vegetables high in protein, and some ways to use them. We also discuss whether plant-based protein powders are a good option.

Why does my urine smell like fish?

A person’s urine can smell like fish if they take certain medications or supplements. Some diets and pregnancy can also cause this symptom. However, it may instead indicate a bacterial infection such as cystitis, or kidney or liver damage. In this article, we cover the causes, prevention, and treatment of this symptom.

What should you eat if you have endometriosis?

The relationship between a person’s diet and symptoms of endometriosis are still being investigated. However, including more fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 in the diet may help prevent endometriosis or worsening symptoms. A person should avoid caffeine and alcohol. Learn more about which foods to eat and avoid here.

Could berries help to fight cancer?

According to new research, there's more to the berry than its delicious taste. Its pigments may offer new ways to stop cancer and slow the aging process.

These vegetables may promote artery health

A study of older women finds that eating more vegetables — especially cruciferous ones — is tied to less thickening of carotid artery walls.

Coffee may worsen Alzheimer's symptoms

Coffee is often hailed for its health benefits, but new research finds that long-term consumption could be more of a hindrance for people with Alzheimer's.

What is an iodine intolerance?

Iodine is essential for thyroid function but can cause an adverse reaction in some people. It is not a true allergy but rather an intolerance. Certain disinfectants or X-ray contrast material can trigger a reaction. Although shellfish may contain iodine, shellfish allergies are not related to iodine sensitivity.

Why do I always feel sick?

Sometimes, people find they are always nauseous, run-down, or catching colds. They can feel sick with or without vomiting, while nausea may come and go or persist. There are many reasons why a person may always feel sick, including anxiety, stress, pregnancy, and diet. Find out more and about treatments here.

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