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Boosting Bone Health to Prevent Injury and Speed Healing - Research on Aging
9/27/2019
Bones are dynamic and continue to rebuild themselves, even as we age. Bone remodeling is supported by a healthy diet and by regular physical activity. Join Vicky Newman, MS, RDN to learn more about dietary choices that help calcium stay in our bones and out of our blood vessels to support both bone strength and arterial flexibility. Adequate calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K, and several trace minerals are all important, as is enough protein and alkaline minerals like magnesium. Our...
Eating Carbohydrates, The Sugar and Insulin Dynamic
8/7/2019
Insulin is necessary to utilize the energy we obtain from carbohydrates. Diabetes is characterized by a relative or absolute lack of insulin production. Dr. Sarah Kim explores the way the body digests carbohydrates and its effect on the pancreas and blood sugar levels.
A Serving Size of Meat versus What You Get at a Steakhouse
3/11/2019
Katie Ferraro, registered dietitian, explains what food labels and doctors mean by a serving size of meat.
Poultry Fat Content: It Depends on the Cut
3/1/2019
Katie Ferraro, registered dietitian, discusses the fat content of the different cuts of poultry.
Food, Nutrition and Politics: A Conversation with Marion Nestle
2/26/2019
Marion Nestle (NYU) and Laura Schmidt (UCSF) discuss nutrition policy and research, scientific conflicts of interest, the upcoming Dietary Guidelines, global food systems and more in this conversation about the food industry's influence on scientific research. Recorded on 02/07/2019.
Connecting the Dots: Linking Food Systems Locally and Globally - Hunger for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress & Obesity, 2017 COAST/SSEW Symposium
2/14/2019
Four leaders in food policy and law discuss troubling trends of food insecurity, poor diet, chronic disease and obesity along with novel strategies that can be implemented locally and globally. Panelists: Kelly Brownell, Duke University; Laura Schmidt, UCSF; Allison Korn, UCLA; Breanna Hawkins, LA Food Policy Council. Moderated by Emilie Aguirre, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA Law.

Recorded on 10/25/2017.
Connecting the Dots: Linking Food Systems Locally and Globally - Hunger for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress & Obesity, 2017 COAST/SSEW Symposium
2/14/2019
Four leaders in food policy and law discuss troubling trends of food insecurity, poor diet, chronic disease and obesity along with novel strategies that can be implemented locally and globally. Panelists: Kelly Brownell, Duke University; Laura Schmidt, UCSF; Allison Korn, UCLA; Breanna Hawkins, LA Food Policy Council. Moderated by Emilie Aguirre, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA Law.

Recorded on 10/25/2017.
Watch Your Portion Sizes ...of Protein
2/11/2019
Too much protein is the same as too many calories. Katie Ferraro, registered dietitian, explains how the body stores excess protein.
From Fat-Free Diet to Weight Gain
1/18/2019
Katie Ferraro, registered dietitian at the UCSF School of Nursing, discusses the consequences of fat-free trends.
UCSF's New Food Industry Documents Archive, Part 1
1/2/2019
The UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) now includes the Food Industry Documents Archive, a brand new collection of over 30,000 documents related to the food industry and its impact on public health. Find out more about these documents that highlight marketing, research, and policy strategies used by food companies and trade groups, and reveal the communications and connections between industry, academic, and regulatory organizations. Part 1. Recorded on 11/15/2018.
UCSF's New Food Industry Documents Archive, Part 2
1/2/2019
The UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) now includes the Food Industry Documents Archive, a brand new collection of over 30,000 documents related to the food industry and its impact on public health. Find out more about these documents that highlight marketing, research, and policy strategies used by food companies and trade groups, and reveal the communications and connections between industry, academic, and regulatory organizations. Part 2. Recorded on 11/15/2018.
The Face of Food Addiction: Living Through and Beyond
7/17/2018
An increasing number of scientific studies suggest that food, like drugs or alcohol, can have addictive qualities. Food addiction is a disease which causes loss of control over the ability to stop eating certain foods. Three people share their personal experiences and how they came through. Recorded on 03/13/2018.
Food is Medicine: The Krupp Endowed Fund at UC San Diego
7/13/2018
Food is medicine. That insight inspired the late rancher and developer Dick Krupp to endow one of the largest funds of its kind to support integrative nutrition research at UC San Diego. As Gordon Saxe, MD, the director of UCSD's Center for Integrative Nutrition and others explain, the Krupp-funded projects focus on how diet and natural therapeutics can help reduce or cure common health problems. Among the projects featured – feeding cancer patients congee, a grain-based...
The Diet Trap: Why You Should Never Go on a Diet Again, and What To Do Instead
7/10/2018
Millions attempt some form of diet yet only a small fraction achieve permanent weight loss. Neuroscientists and science writers Sandra Aamodt and Darya Rose suggest what you should do instead. Recorded on 03/27/2018.
Eating Beyond Nutritional Needs: Overeating and Binge Eating
7/3/2018
Kerri Boutelle, PhD, joins David Granet, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. to discuss eating habits that often result in obesity and the psychology behind it.
Macronutrients and Metabolic Health
6/26/2018
Nutrition science is challenging and nutrition studies can be hard to assess. Rick Hecht explores how to look at studies so you can determine what information is important for you and your diet. Recorded on 02/27/2018.
FoodGate: The Break-in, the Cover-up, and the Aftermath
6/25/2018
You can't fix healthcare until you fix health. You can't fix health until you fix the diet. You can't fix the diet until you know what's wrong. Endocrinologist Robert Lustig, Dentist Cristen Kearns and Health Policy Expert Laura Schmidt explore how the US food system is going wrong.
Taste Expectations: The Power of Words
6/21/2018
The way food is described influences how it tastes and how much is eaten. Neuroscientist and science writer Darya Rose discusses how words influence experience.
Supplementing Wisely - The Science Behind Optimal Metabolic Health and Nutrition
6/18/2018
It's possible to be well-fed, but undernourished. Chris Kresser talks about the principles of supplementation and what you should consider. Recorded on 02/27/2018.
"Added Fiber" Foods are Fiber Deficient
6/5/2018
Processed foods with "added fiber" are fiber deficient. You can't fix health until you fix the diet. You can't fix the diet until you know what's wrong. Endocrinologist Robert Lustig talks the benefits of a whole food diet, with an emphasis on fiber intake, as opposed to processed foods.
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