Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today

Could omega-6 fatty acids help us live longer?

A study finds that higher blood levels of linoleic acid — the most common omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid — are linked to lower risk of premature death.

Top ten foods for healthy eyes

Foods rich in certain nutrients can have a powerful effect on eye health. Read about 10 foods for healthy eyes, other eye health tips, and warning signs.

What are the best teas for health?

Do you enjoy tea for its flavor or the soothing feeling brought by holding a steaming cup? In this Spotlight, we tell you which brews are best for heath.

Why do I get a pain in my back after eating?

A range of issues can cause back pain after eating, including poor posture, ulcers, and even a heart attack. Learn about symptoms and prevention here.

Why do I have a salty taste in my mouth?

A long-lasting salty taste can signal an underlying illness, infection, or hormone deficiency. Learn more about causes and treatments here.

The best diets for Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Learn about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid to help alleviate symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease. Do gluten-free or low-GI diets help?

Colorectal cancer: The importance of diet

Colorectal cancer is a common condition, and an unhealthful diet is a top risk factor. So, what should you eat for prevention and to aid treatment?

What are the effects of low albumin?

Albumin is the main protein in blood plasma and low levels can cause hypoalbuminemia. Here we look at the symptoms, the role of diet, and the outlook.

Vitamin D may protect against cancer

In a study of more than 33,000 Japanese adults, researchers found that a higher level of vitamin D could reduce the risk of cancer by a fifth.

What is a yeast allergy?

Yeast allergies are common and can range from mild to severe. How is this allergy diagnosed, and what foods should be avoided? We find answers.

Can you use baking soda to treat acne?

Baking soda is a popular method that many people use to help treat acne breakouts. But is it safe to use, or can it cause more harm than good?

Red wine compound may 'inhibit' poxviruses

A high concentration of resveratrol — which is a compound found in many food plants — can reduce replication of two poxviruses in human cells, study finds.

What is the average height for women?

A detailed look at the average heights for women around the world. We also explore how factors such as genetics and nutrition impact height.

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