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Dear Doctors: I recently added running to my weight-loss program. Not only do I feel better, but the pounds are also coming off faster. However, I keep reading that running is bad for my knees, so it makes me wonder -- am I making a mistake?
By Ask the Doctors • March 21, 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
  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