weight loss

Chuck's Story Total Lost: 110 pounds* “I am the president of the California Rural Letter Carriers Association, and that puts me in the public eye. That’s a big step for me — before the surgery, I probably wouldn’t have been able to do something like this because of my self-image. [...]
By uclahealth • October 12, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 12, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 8, 2016
                              Sheena's Story Total Lost: 75 pounds* My weight [...]
By uclahealth • September 30, 2016
                              Monica's Story Total Lost: 57 pounds (in the first 6 [...]
By uclahealth • September 30, 2016
December 9,2014 is the day my life was saved. I weighed 347 pounds day of surgery. I had sleep apnea, I was experiencing menopause, had back and knee pain. I became winded just walking from the car to my house. I was severely depressed. Something had to change. At age [...]
By a.wadsworth2011 • September 28, 2016
Contestants on the hit show “The Biggest Loser” are known for their remarkable transformations. Some of the program’s stars have lost over 200 pounds with intensive dieting and exercise. But new research from scientists at the National Institutes of Health suggests that those remarkable body makeovers are incredibly tough [...]
By uclahealth • June 13, 2016
By Vijaya Surampudi MD, MS When it comes to fruit, we often go with what we know: apples, oranges, bananas, berries and such. However, there are many fruits that are popular in Asian and European countries that may not be as regularly [...]
By uclahealth • May 19, 2016

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

By uclahealth • April 27, 2016
  Regardless of their fat level, heart disease patients might do well to muscle up a bit. In a new study assessing the link between body composition and risk of earlier death among heart disease patients, UCLA researchers found that higher levels of muscle mass seem to [...]
By Enrique Rivero • April 8, 2016