Items Tagged ‘cardiovascular disease’

Ask the Doctors - Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

March 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Will eating nuts really reduce my risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases, which a new study has suggested? If so, how many should I be eating? Dear Reader: Nuts are fruits. They consist of a hard shell and an edible seed. To answer your question, I’ll use the definition of nuts […]

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Tags: almonds, antioxidants, Brazil nuts, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cashews, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, eating nuts, fiber, fruits, hazelnuts


Ask the Doctors - Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

March 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Does outlook really matter when it comes to lifespan, as a recent study suggested? I’m not a wet blanket, but I don’t have a relentlessly sunny disposition either. Dear Reader: Let’s say it’s a gray, cloudy Monday morning. You’re stuck in traffic, listening to the news of another atrocity in some distant land. […]

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Tags: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Dr. Robert Ashley, happiness, heart disease, infection rates, kidney failure, life span, mortality benefits, optimism


A health calendar? Some surprising things you should be doing for your health

November 21, 2017

A health calendar? Some surprising things you should be doing for your health

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. But aside from the typical New Year’s plans – like signing up for a gym membership or actually starting on that new diet – what should each of us be doing to put our health first? UCLA Health doctors and […]

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, Dana Hunnes, diabetes, dietitian, dr zhaoping li, Dr. Aparna Sridhar, Dr. John Mafi, dr. marilene wang, Erin Morse, health, obesity



Hot news flash! Menopause speeds up aging.

November 2, 2016

Hot news flash! Menopause speeds up aging.

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

As if the hot flashes, night sweats and dry skin caused by menopause weren’t indignity enough, a new UCLA study has found that the change of life also accelerates the body’s biological clock, increasing women’s risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death. Published July 25 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the results could […]

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Tags: aging, aging-related diseases, biological age, biological clock, cardiovascular disease, chronological age, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, dry skin, epigenetic clock, estrogen, genetics, hormone therapy


Should I expand my Meatless Monday to include the rest of the week?

October 13, 2016

Should I expand my Meatless Monday to include the rest of the week?

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

With my stomach growling one recent Monday, I ended up at our hospital cafeteria for a tasty and filling lunch.  As I entered the cafeteria, I noticed a sign with the headline “Eat less meat.  Good for your body, your mind and your wallet.” Well, I’d heard of “Meatless Mondays” before, but never really stopped […]

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Tags: cancer, carbon footprint, cardiovascular disease, chronic conditions, colon cancer, diabetes, green practice awards, greenhouse gases, healthy recipes, meatless, meatless monday, nutrition