Items Tagged ‘metabolism’

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


How to have a healthy new year with diabetes: 5 tips

January 5, 2018

How to have a healthy new year with diabetes: 5 tips

By Simi Singer Simi Singer

Let’s be honest. Nearly everyone has a health-related resolution for 2018. But with diabetes a growing epidemic and one of the leading causes of death in the country, it is especially important that diabetics – already more than 10 percent of the population — make a commitment to improving their health this year. “Diabetes doubles […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, new years resolutions, Susan Ahern MD, UCLA Division of Endocrinology, UCLA endocrinologist, UCLA Health Ventura


March 23, 2017

Very prompt response

By GREAT FULL GREAT FULL

My doctor, Stephanie Smooke, MD, is always there when I ask questions or concerns. She always gets back to me very quickly, which is great when you are waiting for answers. Dr. Smooke always has good referrals to other doctors if I need them. She contacts me first when lab test or ultrasounds are needed. I […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, metabolism, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid disorders, UCLA Endocrine Center