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Prenatal healthcare providers inconsistent in weight gain counseling

March 22, 2010 A new study from UCSF shows that prenatal health care professionals are concerned about patients’ excessive weight gain during pregnancy but have difficulty providing effective counseling.

Food and addiction symposium on Friday, February 19

February 16, 2010 UCSF is sponsoring a one-day symposium for the Bay Area research community to bring awareness to the problem of how certain foods can cause an addictive-like state in the brain and are a hidden cause behind the nation's obesity epidemic.

Even a small dietary reduction in salt could mean fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths

January 20, 2010 Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year, according to a new study. Such benefits are on par with the benefits from reductions in smoking and could save the United States about $24 billion in healthcare costs, the researchers add.

Low Vitamin D Levels Are Associated With Greater Risk of Relapse in Childhood-Onset Multiple Sclerosis

January 20, 2010 Low vitamin D blood levels are associated with a significantly higher risk of relapse attacks in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who develop the disease during childhood, according to a study conducted by researchers from UCSF.

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