diet

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
Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it's not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they're used to eating daily. Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • July 18, 2018
Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading that choosing foods that are low on the glycemic index is better for your health. What is the glycemic index and why should I pay attention to it? The
By Ask the Doctors • June 21, 2018
Infertility is often characterized as a woman’s issue, but male infertility accounts for an estimated 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. And when it comes to a man’s fertility, a number of common factors can be at play, says UCLA urologist
By Ryan Hatoum • June 14, 2018
We wish we could reassure you and say it’ll all be OK, but studies have long been clear on the matter. What your kids eat now will shape their health for years – and maybe decades – to come. Dr. Elizabeth Ko and Dr. Eve [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 12, 2018