Items Tagged ‘overweight’

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



Seven weight-loss strategies for children

January 20, 2017

Seven weight-loss strategies for children

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. And it’s not just a cosmetic […]

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Tags: adolescents, asthma, balanced meals, BMI, body mass index, childhood obesity, children, diabetes, exercise habits, healthy food, healthy meals, healthy snacks


How obesity can affect a woman's ability to conceive

December 28, 2016

How obesity can affect a woman’s ability to conceive

By uclahealth uclahealth

You’ve likely heard about the health issues caused by obesity. It raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes, increases your blood pressure and makes it difficult to do everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. For women specifically, obesity also may be a contributing factor in infertility. If you are overweight and having […]

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Tags: activities, bariatric surgery, blood pressure, BMI, body mass index, conceive, diabetes, Dr. Yijun Chen, excess weight, fertility, gestational diabetes, heart disease


October 12, 2016

My life is so much better! More energy, more quality time spent with family and friends

By uclahealth uclahealth

C.M.’s Story Total Lost: 75 pounds* I am genetically predisposed to being overweight. My poor eating habits and lack of physical activity only made my situation worse. A knee injury and subsequent back and hip pain made weight loss surgery a real consideration for me. After much research, I was pleased with what I learned […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, Dr. Erik Dutson, exercise, gastric sleeve, loss weight, overweight, patient story, poor eating habits, Sleeve Gastrectomy, weight loss


October 10, 2016

Total Parathyroidectomy

By jprovisor jprovisor

My doctor and I had been in the “watchful waiting” mode for 10 years, monitoring the levels of PTH and calcium in my blood. The levels were above normal for years, but hovered at the same place, a little high, but not an urgent situation requiring surgery. That is until this year when a bone […]

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Tags: 4D-CT Scan, bone density scan, calcium blood level, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrine surgery, four-dimensional parathyroid CT scan, osteoporosis, overweight, parathyroid glands, parathyroid imaging, parathyroid surgery


I will be eternally grateful. Dr. Chen and everyone involved with the program helped me save my life

October 8, 2016

I will be eternally grateful. Dr. Chen and everyone involved with the program helped me save my life

By uclahealth uclahealth

Laura’s Story Total Lost: 102 pounds lost so far* My story starts like most others: an overweight child grows into an overweight teenager, and then into a morbidly obese adult. After trying all the fad diets out there, losing weight only to gain it back and then more, I took an unusual step. I tried […]

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Tags: asthma, back pain, bariatric, bariatric surgery, COMET, Dr. Denise Garvey, Dr. Yijun Chen, dramatic weight loss, morbidly obese, obese, overweight, overweight teenager


If I had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat

September 30, 2016

If I had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat

By uclahealth uclahealth

                              Sheena’s Story Total Lost: 75 pounds* My weight gain began college in 2001. After graduation no matter what I did or how I ate I couldn’t seem to get my weight under control. I worked out often and tried to […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, COMET, Dr. Erik Dutson, genetic issue, health issues, overweight, sleep apnea, weight, weight gain, weight loss, weight loss surgery


I am truly thankful to Dr. Chen and the COMET team for putting the biggest smile on my face!

September 30, 2016

I am truly thankful to Dr. Chen and the COMET team for putting the biggest smile on my face!

By uclahealth uclahealth

                              Monica’s Story Total Lost: 57 pounds (in the first 6 months)* I battled with being overweight since I was 10 years old. I was always teased, I became withdrawn, and so food and chocolate became a great comfort for me at […]

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Tags: Atkins, bariatric surgery, COMET, depression, diet, Dr. Manali Shendrikar, Dr. Yijun Chen, exercise, Fen-Phen, Jenny Craig, overweight, sleep apnea