Research confirms that one sugary drink a day can increase people’s risk for Type 2 diabetes, liver disease, tooth decay and obesity.
UCLA researcher Steven Mittelman’s work could change not just how doctors treat leukemia, but how they treat other cancers that are also fed by fat.
From new courses and academic programs to fitness classes, bike share and community gardens, the 5-year-old program has reshaped campus.
Psychologist Janet Tomiyama coauthors a piece explaining why diets don’t work and why it’s not about willpower.
Pilot program teaches healthy eating and cooking skills to students in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Fielding School of Public Health, the School of Dentistry and the School of Nursing.
“The results suggest that both green and black teas are prebiotics,” said Susanne Henning of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition.
As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet.
Catherine Carpenter of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center explains how a few small adjustments to your barbecuing protocol can reduce your exposure to carcinogens.
What exactly does “healthy” mean — and can you rely on it? The Food and Drug Administration is trying to find out.
Americans toss out $165 billion worth of food each year, often out of safety concerns fueled by confusion about the meaning of the multitude of date labels on packages.
All departments across UCLA benefit from a stronger, healthier workforce that is able to perform at its best, thanks to the WorkStrong program.
The Good Food for Local Schools website features resources from UC and other sources that reflect innovative thinking and practices related to healthy and sustainable pre-K-12 school food options.
Education hasn’t done enough, the experts say, so penalizing behavior via taxes might work better to get people to stop drinking the empty calories.
As Americans struggle with obesity and diabetes, UC researchers say that new nutrition labels could help consumers change their shopping choices and ultimately their diets.
One honoree, UCLA alumna Kelly Dumke, is already working on the front lines in communities in L.A. County against a well-known and entrenched enemy, early childhood obesity.
Psychology professor A. Janet Tomiyama notes that some 34.4 million of the 70 million-plus Americans categorized as “overweight” by BMI were perfectly healthy.
UC Global Food Initiative researchers recently published a report highlighting ways UC research, including a study at UCLA, has been used to inform or affect policies in food and agriculture.
UCLA neuroscientists report in a new study that a diet high in processed fructose interferes with the brain’s ability to heal.
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research released the California Health Interview Survey for both 2013 and 2014, which contain data about a wide range of health care topics from surveys of more than 20,000 participants each year.
This summer, 20 UCLA students are learning about food and food justice as part of a new class funded by the UC Global Food Initiative.
Public health professor Roshan Bastani, director of UCLA’s Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, joined a panel of health experts at a Zócalo event to discuss how to help low-income families stay healthy.
Sixteen UCLA students have received fellowships for projects that focus on food, ranging from making documentaries to constructing new campus gardens.
Faculty at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health are working to determine why immigrants in the United States become unhealthier the longer they live in the country and promote solutions.
UCLA is one of 20 colleges and universities, and the only postsecondary institution in California, participating in the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative.
A campuswide initiative to improve the well-being of UCLA students, faculty and staff has galvanized faculty, staff and campus leaders to remake UCLA into an environment that promotes a healthy body and mind.