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Obese Children’s Health Rapidly Improves With Sugar Reduction study students sugar and fructose are dangerous

By Juliana Bunim, UCSF News   Reducing consumption of added sugar, even without reducing calories or losing weight, has the power to reverse a cluster of chronic metabolic diseases in children, including high cholesterol and [...]
Bloomberg Moves To Ban Sugary Drinks In NYC Restaurants And Movie Theaters

UC San Francisco Launches Healthy Beverage Initiative

  By Kristen Bole, UCSF News   UC San Francisco is launching a healthy beverage initiative in an effort to align campus food and drink sales with the growing science about the negative impact of [...]
A UCSF dental resident gives a free dental screening to a child during a Sunday Streets fair in the Bayview, one of several annual outreach events for the local community. Photo by Cindy Chew.

Combatting a Dental Health Epidemic

By Scott Maier, UCSF News   In San Francisco, nearly 40 percent of children have experienced tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten, and low-income kindergartners are eight times more likely to have untreated [...]

Male RNs Make Thousands More in Salary Than Female Counterparts

By Scott Maier, UCSF News Male registered nurses (RNs) make more than $5,000 per year than their female counterparts across most settings, specialty areas and positions, according to a UCSF-led study, and this earnings gap [...]
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“Sugar Papers” Reveal Industry’s Role in 1970s Dental Program

By Kristen Bole, UCSF News A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and 1970s to develop a federal research [...]
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UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach Hires a CARE Advocate

By Paul Day, UCSF News UC San Francisco’s Office of Diversity and Outreach has hired Denise Caramagno as the University’s care advocate. She will provide crisis intervention and ongoing support at UCSF to survivors of [...]