nutrition

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 glycemic index, also [...]

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 Dr. Jesse Mills. [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • June 14, 2018

Dear Doctors: I've been taking fish oil capsules daily over the last 5 years.  Is there any benefit in doing this? Small studies have shown that fish oil may be linked to a slight reduction in the formation of plaque in [...]

By Ask the Doctors • May 16, 2018

Juice cleanses claim to help you lose weight fast, so it's no wonder they've become so popular with summer vacationers and others who want to slim down for a special event coming soon. But the cold-pressed truth, says a UCLA dietitian, is [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • April 24, 2018

Many of us know swapping out protein sources like red meat for fish can be beneficial to our health. But when choosing between farm-raised and wild-caught fish, some may wonder: Are all fish created equal? To find out more about how [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • March 29, 2018

Vegetables, fruits and nuts are loaded with nutrition and vitamins. Because they are raw, none of the vitamins get lost during cooking. But are there raw foods we should avoid? The main concern with eating raw (uncooked or unpasteurized) foods is food poisoning. Pasteurization is a process that [...]

By uclahealth • March 12, 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? Dr. Vijaya [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • February 8, 2018

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 [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • January 24, 2018

Holiday time means breaking bread with loved ones and enjoying sweet gifts from well-meaning neighbors and co-workers. But those indulgences can add up. In fact, American adults will gain an average of one pound during the holiday season. One pound might not seem like much, but over the [...]

By uclahealth • January 14, 2018

With candy practically falling from the sky on Halloween, many kids will overindulge on sugary sweets during all the festivities. While that can be part of the fun of the holiday, there are plenty of ways to enjoy candy without overdoing [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • October 31, 2017