diet

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
Dear Doctors: While my wife and I were working in the garden, she got dizzy and couldn't understand what I was saying. The episode went away after a few minutes, but I took her to the ER anyway. The doctors there said she had experienced a TIA. What is that, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 4, 2018
Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I'm strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 2, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 30, 2018