nutrition

Both cancer and cancer treatments can have unexpected side effects for patients. One of the surprising ones, for some patients, is that the taste of certain foods may begin to change. Altered taste is a "very common nutritional change” for those [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • October 9, 2017

Consistently eating a well-balanced diet – with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean meats – can ensure you’re meeting all of your nutritional needs. But many Americans fall short of consuming enough of the foods they need to maintain healthy levels of some important vitamins and [...]

By uclahealth • October 6, 2017

Eating the right foods can help you avoid chronic inflammation, a process in the body that can lead to health problems such as heart disease, arthritis, asthma and some forms of cancer. What is inflammation? “Inflammation is a part of our immune response,” says Zhaoping Li, MD, [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2017

The 11th Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics will take place September 16-19, 2017, at UCLA Luskin Conference Center. The conference will feature presentations from international researchers about how genes and nutrients impact health and disease. [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • September 15, 2017

I have a weak immune system and various allergic responses to toxins and pollutants, which manifest themselves as an array of symptoms attributable to a number of causes. It was only when I was sent to UCLA Rheumatology that all my symptoms started to make sense in a systemic kind [...]

By farnoaga • September 14, 2017

While some of us are wondering whether those frozen veggies sitting in the back of our freezer are still good, conservators in Antarctica recently uncovered a 106-year-old, "almost" edible fruitcake [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • September 7, 2017

Sleep is almost as important as medical care when it comes to recovering from an illness or medical procedure. Unfortunately, patients often find it challenging to get a [...]

By uclahealth • July 10, 2017

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to heat up the grill and gather with friends and family. With all that food and drink, however, the holiday can turn into a nutritional pitfall. Two dietitians at UCLA Health – Erin Morse and Dana Hunnes – share [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • June 30, 2017

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