Items Tagged ‘obesity’

Precision health at UCLA: gene studies lead to personalized medicine

March 15, 2019

Precision health at UCLA: gene studies lead to personalized medicine

By uclahealth uclahealth

Until now, medical treatments have been used in a one-size-fits-all fashion. But diseases can affect people differently. Each individual has a unique genetic makeup, lifestyle and environment. As a result, the same medical treatment may be more or less effective for different people with the same diagnosis. Precision medicine means health care personalized to you […]

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Tags: autism, cancer, depression, electronic medical record, genetic risk factors, heart and vascular disease, neurodevelopmental disorders, obesity, precision health, precision health initiative, UCLA Institute for Precision Health


10 tips for raising healthy eaters

March 10, 2019

10 tips for raising healthy eaters

By uclahealth uclahealth

A healthy diet includes a variety of nutritious foods. Proper nutrition is especially important for children because it supports the rapid physical growth and brain development occurring throughout childhood. Benefits of eating healthy The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that nutrition and health are closely linked. Poor nutrition and lower levels of physical activity […]

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Tags: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, eating habits, healthy eating, healthy foods, healthy snacks, nutrition, obesity, vegetables


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 rhatoum

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


Ask the Doctors - How can I reduce my risk of prostate cancer?

July 25, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I reduce my risk of prostate cancer?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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. While there is no single approach to prevent prostate cancer, research has shown that certain lifestyle […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, healthy diet, lifestyle, obesity, prostate cancer, tobacco


What couples need to know about male fertility problems

June 14, 2018

What couples need to know about male fertility problems

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

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. Here’s what dads-to-be – and their partners – […]

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Tags: diet, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, Father's Day, fertility, lifestyle changes, male infertility, men's health, nutrition, obesity, pregnancy, sleep


Ask the Doctors - Is video-gaming unhealthy for teens?

April 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is video-gaming unhealthy for teens?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My son is obsessed with electronic gaming. He spends hours a day doing this. Is this unhealthy? Dear Reader: I have a teenage son as well, so this is a question with which both you and I struggle. When I was younger, in the infancy of computer games, the games were of low […]

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Tags: addictive, adolescents, childhood obesity, children, Dr. Robert Ashley, electronic gaming, Internet Gaming Disorder, low resolution, obesity, pediatrics, prolonged sitting, psychological distress


Ask the Doctors - Is running bad for my knees?

March 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is running bad for my knees?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I recently added running to my weight-loss program. Not only do I feel better, but the pounds are also coming off faster. However, I keep reading that running is bad for my knees, so it makes me wonder — am I making a mistake? We’re happy to reassure you that running, when done […]

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Tags: Advanced age, body mass index, Distance runner, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, family history, fitness, heart attack, Joint Health, Joint Injury, Lower BMI


Ask the Doctors - My wife's uncle seems to sleep all day. Is this normal?

March 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My wife’s uncle seems to sleep all day. Is this normal?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My wife’s uncle, who lives with us, is 76 and obese. I have noticed he sleeps an awful lot — to me, anyway. He sleeps approximately five or six hours a night and then later while sitting on the couch. He frequently takes afternoon naps or will fall asleep while reading and will […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, afternoon naps, breathing sounds, continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP, deep sleep, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, geriatrics, heart, heart attacks, male


Talking to someone close about a touchy topic: weight gain

February 8, 2018

Talking to someone close about a touchy topic: weight gain

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

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 Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management Program at UCLA Health, […]

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Tags: BMI, body composition, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, fat, healthy diet, nutrition, obesity, overweight, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, weight, weight loss


Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

January 24, 2018

Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

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 down? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management […]

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Tags: balanced diet, BMI, body composition, body mass index, body mass index (BMI), diet, dieting, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, exercise, fat, food, muscle