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By uclahealth • May 18, 2020

Research over the past ten years suggests that you can prevent depression with a healthy diet.

Some studies suggest a healthy diet, like a Mediterranean-style eating plan, can even treat depression once it’s been diagnosed. 

Improving Brain Health Through Diet

At the root of depression is an unhealthy brain. Improving your diet can [...]

By uclahealth • May 14, 2019
Dear Doctors: Do I really need to take a multivitamin? My sisters are convinced that you can’t get all of the nutrients that you need without one, but it seems to me that as long you’re eating right, you’re covered. Dr. Elizabeth Ko and Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 10, 2018
Dear Doctors: Is there anything I can do to reduce my risk of prostate cancer? No one in my family has had cancer but I just turned 55 and I want to do whatever I can to stay healthy. Dr. Elizabeth Ko and Dr. Eve [...]
By Ask the Doctors • July 25, 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 hearing that eating six small meals per day instead of three large ones is better for your health and even helps with weight loss. When I try it, though, I wind up feeling hungry all day. Are six meals really better than three?
By Ask the Doctors • March 13, 2018
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?
By Ryan Hatoum • February 8, 2018
With New Year’s resolutions around the corner, Americans will focus increased attention on how they can retool their health. Chances are, they’ll put a spotlight on dietary changes. Experts agree that a diet low in fat and cholesterol and high in vegetables and grains is key. Sometimes, the [...]
By uclahealth • December 5, 2017
Does your child snore loudly and frequently, sleep in unusual positions and have problems paying attention in school? If so, you may want to talk to your pediatrician about sleep apnea. This condition is caused by a partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway that briefly stops breathing [...]
By uclahealth • May 13, 2017

Healthy diet, physical activity, low stress and strong social supports really do help you live longer.

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By uclahealth • February 22, 2017