BMI

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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 9, 2018
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? Dr. Elizabeth Ko and Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • July 3, 2018
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • April 24, 2018
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?
By Ryan Hatoum • February 8, 2018
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • January 24, 2018
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. [...]
By uclahealth • January 20, 2017
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 [...]
By uclahealth • December 28, 2016
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 [...]
By a.wadsworth2011 • September 28, 2016
  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 [...]
By Enrique Rivero • April 8, 2016