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By uclahealth • August 9, 2020

Q: I am 63 and even though my kids think I’m too old, I want to start running. Can you help me to prove them wrong?

A: We believe that it’s never too late to become physically active. And if you’re careful about how you begin – and maintain – your new exercise regimen, [...]

By UCLA50Plus • December 11, 2019

Ramadan begins on Monday, May 6, 2019 and ends on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Millions of people from around the world will be recognizing this Islamic holy day through prayer and dawn to dusk fasting. Fasting can be done safely if you take the necessary precautions— especially for those with certain medical conditions. If [...]

By uclahealth • May 1, 2019
About 30 million people in the United States, or 1 in 10, have diabetes. Most have Type 2 diabetes, which may be preventable and takes years to develop as blood sugar levels increase. On the path to Type 2 diabetes, many people are first diagnosed with a reversible [...]
By uclahealth • January 16, 2019
When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • October 2, 2018
Dear Doctors: I’m trying to lower my blood glucose level but I have a sweet tooth. What raises blood glucose more -- the sugar from fruit, or foods with refined sugar?  Is diet the only way to keep blood glucose steady? Dr. Elizabeth Ko [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 2, 2018
Dear Doctor: A recent study found that air pollution increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes. How can that be? Air pollution can’t possibly raise blood sugar levels. I can understand your disbelief.  My first thought when I saw this study [...]
By Ask the Doctors • July 20, 2018
Dear Doctors: I’m 63 years old and even though my kids think I’m too old, I want to start running. Can you help me to prove them wrong? At the risk of wading into the middle of [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 11, 2018
    It’s October, when summer heat gives way to autumn crispness and kids' thoughts turn to costumes, candy and the other sweet-tasting goodies of Halloween. There’s one group of children, however, who can’t splurge like most others: those with type 1 and 2 diabetes. [...]
By Enrique Rivero • October 6, 2017
Did you give your beloved a paper heart this Valentine’s Day? Think beyond cards and chocolate and make a pact with your partner to focus on heart health, too. Getting in shape together is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Regular [...]
By uclahealth • February 21, 2017