Anisha Patel, MD

Assistant Professor

UCSF Division of General Pediatrics

Anisha Patel, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and provides primary and acute care to pediatric patients at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. Dr. Patel’s research interests include developing and evaluating interventions and policies to prevent childhood obesity. She is widely recognized for her research examining drinking water access in school settings, a topic on which she has published widely.


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Hyperactive Kids: What's Sugar's Role?

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SugarScience Facts

Today, 31% of American adults and 13% of kids suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

SugarScience Facts

Growing scientific evidence shows that too much added sugar, over time, is linked to diabetes, heart disease and liver disease.

SugarScience Facts

Too much fructose in added sugar can damage your liver just like too much alcohol.

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