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Dear Doctors: I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet. What about getting it from the sun? Is that too risky? Also, what happens if you don’t get enough?

Dear Reader: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that our bodies require in order to [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 7, 2020

managing chronic skin conditions

By uclahealth • September 4, 2020

Find new information about weight control here

By Jane Murcia • May 26, 2020

Ways to Remain in Good Physical & Mental Health

By uclahealth • March 27, 2020

Diet and lifestyle play huge roles in colorectal cancer prevention

By uclahealth • March 11, 2020
If you’ve gotten the message that you should incorporate 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity into your workday to reduce the health risks associated with inactivity, good job.  Keep taking the stairs and walking as much as possible. But don’t stop there.  Other [...]
By Amy Albin • February 1, 2019
“For the last 40 years I’ve directed a series of studies showing how powerful changes in diet and lifestyle can not only prevent disease, but help reverse it,” says Dr. Dean Ornish, creator of the UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program. Pictured [...]
By uclahealth • November 20, 2018

One-third of patients, more commonly women, complain of bloating. Bloating is an uncomfortable pressure in the abdomen caused by excess gas.

What causes gas and bloating?

In certain foods, small sugars can quickly move through the gut. The good bacteria that live there ferment [...]

By uclahealth • October 22, 2018
Dear Doctors: Can the food we eat affect chronic inflammation in the body? In our previous column, we addressed the first half of a two-part question about inflammation – what is it, and can it be [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 5, 2018
Dear Doctors: It seems as though we’re hearing more and more about inflammation and how it causes disease. What is inflammation and how does it work? And is it really possible that what you eat makes a difference? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 3, 2018