News in Bariatric Surgery and Medical Weight Management

On March 12, 2018, UC San Diego Health will welcome its first patients to the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion. Located on the La Jolla campus, the new 156,000-square-foot facility represents the most ...
Everyday Health

​Features Eduardo Grunvald, MD

Ever wonder why obese bodies burn less calories or why dieting often leads to a plateau in weight loss? In both cases the body is trying to defend its weight by regulating energy expenditure. In a pap ...
Treating obese mice with catestatin (CST), a peptide naturally occurring in the body, showed significant improvement in glucose and insulin tolerance and reduced body weight, report University of Cali ...
Food plays a role in controlling diabetes or, in the case of type 2, keeping it at bay. We get advice from a clinical nutritionist on which foods to embrace and which to avoid and offer three recipes ...
Cayleih Mackay Nunn, RD, fills us in on the nutritional value of nutritional yeast flakes — a staple in vegan diets for its vitamin B and protein content and its similarity in taste to cheese — and we ...
University of California San Diego School of Medicine has entered a five-year strategic partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnso ...
One-third of American children are overweight or obese. Family-based treatment (FBT) has been considered the best model for the treatment of obese children as it provides both parents and children wit ...

​Features Eduardo Grunvald, MD

Experts from the Healthy Eating Program at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health demonstrate two DASH-friendly recipes that are delicious, nutritious, easy-to-make and far from DASH-boring.
With the holidays fast approaching we asked three UC San Diego Health nutrition specialists for ideas on how to add a touch of lightness to holiday meals that will wow your guests without walloping th ...

​Features Eduardo Grunvald, MD

86 million adults have prediabetes and 29 million have the disease. Type 2 diabetes is a major public health threat linked to the obesity epidemic. Julie Celebi, MD, discusses early diagnosis to remed ...
In this month’s Corner Clinic, our experts talk about why contestants from a television weight loss show regain the pounds, if women need to worry about toxic shock syndrome and if too much exercise c ...
In patients with breast cancer, a short overnight fast of less than 13 hours was associated with a statistically significant, 36 percent higher risk of breast cancer recurrence and a non-significant, ...
Medical Design Technology

​Features Santiago Horgan, MD

FDA-approved device fills stomach, deflates appetite
San Diego Union-Tribune

​Features Eduardo Grunvald, MD

Given its links to social ills like obesity and diabetes, it’s hard to champion sugar. It’s also hard to avoid since it seems to be an ingredient in almost every processed food. Here’s a smarter way t ...
Science Blog
Features Santiago Horgan, MD, Cristina Harnsberger, MD, Hans Fuchs, MD and Claude Sirlin, MD
A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors that contribute to a major gender disparity amon ...
John and Mary Rieger, participants in the UC San Diego Weight Management program, are vibrant proof of the health benefits of significant weight loss. The program emphasizes maintenance as strongly as ...
Talk about a double-whopper: We eat too much and we tend to eat too much of the stuff we should hardly be eating at all. A government diet advisory committee recently came out with a list of our mostl ...
Chemical & Engineering News
Features Adah Alumairi, PhD
Features Rohit Loomba, MD
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women redu ...
Diabetes is a public health issue, not just because millions of Americans have been diagnosed with the metabolic disease, but also for the many more millions who either remain undiagnosed or have sign ...
The Bariatric Metabolic Institute (BMI) at University of California, San Diego Health System has been accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Prog ...

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