Items Tagged ‘weight gain’

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


Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

December 20, 2016

Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

Tina Turner does it.  So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a reason to try meditation, it did make me a bit more curious. These are people who must surely have at […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, celebrity, chronic disease, chronic illnesses, dementia, Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin G. Belzer, emotions, health problems, heart disease, holiday season, improve sleep


Healthy Eating Around the Holidays: Adopting a Plant-based Diet

November 14, 2016

Healthy Eating Around the Holidays: Adopting a Plant-based Diet

By uclahealth uclahealth

By Dana Hunnes The holidays can be the most joyful time of year, and the most stressful. Eating healthfully can be a challenge even for the best-intentioned of us, and there are a number of reasons why: Between October and the end of the year, it is a free-for-all grub fest. There is Halloween, where […]

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Tags: blood pressure, calorie counting, calories, diet, healthy food, healthy food options, holiday diet, holiday food, holiday weight gain, obesity, plant-based diet, servings


My Beauty4Ashes

October 26, 2016

My Beauty4Ashes

By grandivacookslive grandivacookslive

Hi all my beautiful people my name is Sharron Anderson and I was debating back and forth with my weight and finally wanted to live the Life God had given me and my children I made the decision late in 2004 to change my Life after my Daddy had his heart attack unknowing to the […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, lose weight, patient stories, surgery, weight gain, weight loss


October 12, 2016

I am excited to be living again

By uclahealth uclahealth

Michelle’s Story Total Lost: 50 pounds in the first 8 months since surgery* Reaching the point where I was contemplating bariatric surgery was not where I ever thought I would be. Weight loss is supposed to be as simple as ‘calories in versus calories out’. I had taken college level nutrition classes. Worked with nutritionists and […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease, exercise, loss weight, nutrition, overeating, patient story, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Sleeve Gastrectomy, weight gain


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


Sleeve Gastrectomy: The sleeve gastrectomy was the tool I needed to turn my weight loss failures into a weight loss success story

April 27, 2016

Sleeve Gastrectomy: The sleeve gastrectomy was the tool I needed to turn my weight loss failures into a weight loss success story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Being an overweight child, an overweight teen and then an overweight twenty-something is not a fun experience.

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Tags: bariatric surgeon, bariatric surgery, COMET, Dr. Erik Dutson, featured, gastric sleeve, overweight, overweight child, overweight teen, patient stories, Sleeve Gastrectomy, weight gain