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College students coming home for the summer can be faced with a rude awakening when it comes to health and nutrition. Whether they've gained the "freshman 15" or realized that off-campus exercise takes planning, many find that life outside the school year can pose unexpected challenges. Miranda Westfall, [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • June 2, 2017
The lead-up to summer is a popular time to diet. Whether you’re preparing for swimsuit season or have pledged to get in shape, springtime can renew focus on nutrition. Before you go full-speed-ahead on that new diet your friend swears by, make sure you're doing it in a [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • April 14, 2017
    This time of year, your average ate-too-many-holiday-cookies Joes and Janes aren’t the only ones making resolutions to improve their health. Health professionals make resolutions for the new year, too. We asked UCLA Health doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other experts about their goals for [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • December 29, 2016
Gina's Story Total Lost: 160 pounds* Since the surgery and my weight loss, I've noticed little changes in the way people respond to me, like opening a door for me. People wouldn't do something like that before. They would barely acknowledge me, but now they'll open a door or [...]
By uclahealth • October 25, 2016
Denise's Story Total Lost: 148 pounds* I didn’t think it would affect my family as much as it has, in the positive. To see my children as proud of me as they are has been well worth everything. Throughout her life, Denise had wrestled with her weight. [...]
By uclahealth • October 21, 2016
Contestants on the hit show “The Biggest Loser” are known for their remarkable transformations. Some of the program’s stars have lost over 200 pounds with intensive dieting and exercise. But new research from scientists at the National Institutes of Health suggests that those remarkable body makeovers are incredibly tough [...]
By uclahealth • June 13, 2016