Items Tagged ‘BMI’

Ask the Doctors - I'm underweight. What's the best way to gain?

October 9, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m underweight. What’s the best way to gain?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: So many articles seem to be about weight loss, but I’m actually underweight. I eat enough, live a healthy lifestyle, and exercise. But I’m 5 foot 1 inches tall and weigh 100 pounds. The charts say I need to gain about 12 pounds to be normal. How can I gain weight? The first […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, BMI, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food diary, underweight, weigh


Ask the Doctors - Can an exercise app help me get more exercise?

July 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can an exercise app help me get more exercise?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’m having trouble keeping my resolution to get more exercise, and one of my co-workers swears that an activity tracker or an exercise app will help me stay focused. What are they, exactly, and why would they work? First, let us reassure you that you’re not alone. By deciding to exercise more, you’ve […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, BMI, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, exercise apps, Fitbit, MyFitnessPal


Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here's a better alternative.

April 24, 2018

Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here’s a better alternative.

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Juice cleanses claim to help you lose weight fast, so it’s no wonder they’ve become so popular with summer vacationers and others who want to slim down for a special event coming soon. But the cold-pressed truth, says a UCLA dietitian, is that a juice cleanse – sometimes referred to as juicing – probably isn’t the […]

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Tags: bloat, BMI, body composition, body mass index (BMI), Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, dramatic weight loss, energy levels, healthy food, juice cleanse, juicing


Talking to someone close about a touchy topic: weight gain

February 8, 2018

Talking to someone close about a touchy topic: weight gain

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

When a loved one or partner keeps gaining weight, concerns about their health may make us wonder: should I say something? And if you do, what’s the best way to broach the subject without hurt feelings or a fight? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management Program at UCLA Health, […]

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Tags: BMI, body composition, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, fat, healthy diet, nutrition, obesity, overweight, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, weight, weight loss


Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

January 24, 2018

Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

With 2018 now well under way, many of us will be checking ourselves on that New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds. So why are some of us – try as we might – not seeing the numbers on the scale go down? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management […]

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Tags: balanced diet, BMI, body composition, body mass index, body mass index (BMI), diet, dieting, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, exercise, fat, food, muscle


Seven weight-loss strategies for children

January 20, 2017

Seven weight-loss strategies for children

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. And it’s not just a cosmetic […]

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Tags: adolescents, asthma, balanced meals, BMI, body mass index, childhood obesity, children, diabetes, exercise habits, healthy food, healthy meals, healthy snacks


How obesity can affect a woman's ability to conceive

December 28, 2016

How obesity can affect a woman’s ability to conceive

By uclahealth uclahealth

You’ve likely heard about the health issues caused by obesity. It raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes, increases your blood pressure and makes it difficult to do everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. For women specifically, obesity also may be a contributing factor in infertility. If you are overweight and having […]

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Tags: activities, bariatric surgery, blood pressure, BMI, body mass index, conceive, diabetes, Dr. Yijun Chen, excess weight, fertility, gestational diabetes, heart disease


Gastric Bypass Saved My Life

September 28, 2016

Gastric Bypass Saved My Life

By a.wadsworth2011 a.wadsworth2011

December 9,2014 is the day my life was saved. I weighed 347 pounds day of surgery. I had sleep apnea, I was experiencing menopause, had back and knee pain. I became winded just walking from the car to my house. I was severely depressed. Something had to change. At age 20 my obgyn told me […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, BMI, depressed, menopause, patient stories, pcos, sleep apnea, weight, weight loss, weight loss surgery


A little muscle never hurts, especially for heart disease patients

April 8, 2016

A little muscle never hurts, especially for heart disease patients

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

  Regardless of their fat level, heart disease patients might do well to muscle up a bit. In a new study assessing the link between body composition and risk of earlier death among heart disease patients, UCLA researchers found that higher levels of muscle mass seem to provide a protective effect, even in people with […]

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Tags: BMI, body mass index, diabetes, Dr. Preethi Srikanthan, endocrinology, fat level, heart disease, pre-diabetes, weight loss