Globesity: Fat’s New Frontier

July 2012

Obesity is no longer just a rich country’s problem.

It’s now taken hold in poor and emerging countries and is rapidly developing into an insurmountable health crisis.

Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers are on the march in nation’s ill equipped to treat sufferers or educate others about the dangers of getting too fat. Read more...

We Are What We Eat: The Food Documentary

May 2015

We Are What We Eat: The Food Documentary – Documentary Channel

Junk food is meals including high levels of calories from sweets or fat with little protein, vitamins or minerals. In spite of being labeled as “junk,” such foods generally do not present any sort of instant health problems and are generally secure when incorporated right into a well balanced diet regimen. Read more...

Learn the Facts about Sugar – How Sugar Impacts your Health

May 2015


Sugar Science experts from UCSF share the latest research findings on sugar and its impact on health.

Panelists: Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, MSW, MPH; Dean Schillinger, MD; and Cristin E. Kearns, DDS, MBA.

The speakers make up the team of, an organization at UCSF made up of uniquely qualified scientists from a wide spectrum of medical research specialties in some of the nation’s top universities, including UCSF, UC Davis and Emory University. Read more...

Is a Calorie a Calorie? Processed Food, Experiment Gone Wrong

April 2015

The Modern American Table: Is a Calorie a Calorie?

We’ve all heard the dictate that a calorie is a calorie regardless of its source. But are all foods truly created equal in terms of how they affect our health and weight?

Given the barrage of competing information directed at us every day, what do we really know about healthy eating? Read more...

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