nutrition

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

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