A Finnish study that included researchers from UCLA harnessed the DNA from nearly 20,000 people to identify genetic mutations that may increase the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and other diseases and conditions.
The researchers examined health and population data from more than 180,000 children served by the WIC program in Los Angeles County.
Research led by UCLA scientists shows that dietary changes could potentially help kill cancer cells in children with leukemia.
California children are drinking less soda but are getting more calories from sugary sports and energy products
African-American and low-income kids are the most at risk for health problems as the biggest consumers of sweetened beverages, a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has found.
Such thinning can be a precursor to cognitive decline and dementia in middle-aged and older adults.
El Sereno Middle School celebrates grand opening of UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind fitness center.
UCLA study shows that delivering weight-management services online offers a convenient way to produce substantial improvements in health, at a relatively low cost.
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.
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.
Teens who have a positive role model, an adult mentor at school, and who volunteer or participate in extracurricular clubs are less likely to be overweight.
Innovative P.E. curriculum triples the rate at which students pass a state physical fitness test, study finds
Students’ confidence levels, P.E. enjoyment, and knowledge about fitness also increased following the program.
Adult obesity rates varied widely by county: San Francisco County had the lowest, 11.3 percent, and Imperial County the highest, 41.7 percent.
UCLA researchers discovered that visual cues associated with overweight or obese people can influence one’s sense of smell.
Inventors hope the device can help people battle obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other problems related to nutrition.
Pledge from Sound Body Sound Mind funds new partnership to combat childhood obesity; initiative will provide fitness equipment to L.A. schools.
Abundant research has revealed that pregnancy is a key period of increased risk for developing obesity in women and that obesity in pregnancy may genetically “program” offspring to become overweight or obese later in life.
The finding could explain the early onset of many age-related diseases, including liver cancer, in obese people.
Buffets of highly processed foods like sugar and flour are as tempting to rats as they are to humans and eating lots of this food weakens cues to stop eating when full.
A study conducted by a UCLA graduate student found that not only are consumers interested in having healthier items available in vending machines, but that offering them did not hurt the vending machines’ sales.
People who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs appear to have developed a false sense of security that could lead to heart disease and other obesity-related illnesses, researchers say.
Study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary — not the other way around.
UCLA researchers studying mice found that the overall amount of high-fat, high-sugar food one consumes has surprisingly little to do with how obese one becomes.