The primary areas of research and clinical practice of the division are in treatment and prevention of obesity and obesity-associated disease, including prominently the role of nutrition, phytochemicals, and botanical dietary supplements in the prevention and treatment of common forms of metabolic disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The UCLA Center for Human Nutrition and its new Center for Human Nutrigenomics is at the cutting edge of this new science. Continuing and accelerating discoveries in genomics present possibilities for an ever more dynamic era of scientific investigation based on understanding the effects of nutrients in molecular level processes in the body as well as the variable effects nutrients and non-nutritive dietary phytochemicals have on each of us as individuals.
UCLA Center for Human Nutrition RFO Weight Management Program is a medically-supervised state-of-the-art University-based multidisciplinary program first established in 1976. For over 30 years this program has provided personalized programs for weight loss in obese and moderately overweight patients especially in individuals with obesity-associated illnesses and conditions including pre-diabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol and blood lipids, heart disease, breast, prostate, and colon cancer survivors, asthma, sleep disorders, and autoimmune diseases. Learn more about the RFO program.
The Clinical Nutrition Clinic with physician nutrition specialists who see patients in individual consultation with a variety of nutritional conditions including: