Items Tagged ‘fat’

What's the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

October 2, 2018

What’s the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat tissue in the body that stores calories. But we all have another kind of fat, with a completely different function: brown fat. “Until somewhat recently, we thought only babies had brown fat,” says Dr. Xingxing […]

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Tags: adipose, adipose tissue, brown fat, childhood obesity, diabetes, Dr. Xingxing Kong, endocrinology, fat, metabolism, muscle, muscle growth, myostatin


Talking to someone close about a touchy topic: weight gain

February 8, 2018

Talking to someone close about a touchy topic: weight gain

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

When a loved one or partner keeps gaining weight, concerns about their health may make us wonder: should I say something? And if you do, what’s the best way to broach the subject without hurt feelings or a fight? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management Program at UCLA Health, […]

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Tags: BMI, body composition, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, fat, healthy diet, nutrition, obesity, overweight, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, weight, weight loss


Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

January 24, 2018

Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

With 2018 now well under way, many of us will be checking ourselves on that New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds. So why are some of us – try as we might – not seeing the numbers on the scale go down? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management […]

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Tags: balanced diet, BMI, body composition, body mass index, body mass index (BMI), diet, dieting, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, exercise, fat, food, muscle


It's a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

April 14, 2017

It’s a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

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 way that’s safe, healthy and effective. Dana […]

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Tags: carbohydrates, Dana Hunnes, diet, dieting, diets, exercise, fat, food, foods, meal plan, nutrients, nutrition