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New Sugared Drink Study Findings, The Science of Sugar Addiction, and What You Can Do

October 23, 2019
Almost 70% of Participants Saw a Decrease in Waist Size, as Average Sugary Drink Consumption Nearly Halved A workplace ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages led to a 48.5 percent average reduction in their consumption and significantly less belly fat among 202 participants in a study by...

Is All Stress Created Equal? Dr. Alexandra Crosswell is Working to Help Researchers Better Define Stress

September 23, 2019
Is all stress created equal? The concept and experience of stress is multifaceted and varies depending on the context, making it particularly challenging for scientists to study. Over the past decade, AME researchers have conducted a variety of studies that aim to understand how psychological...

Dr. Danielle Roubinov finds links between maternal and early child mental health

September 18, 2019
Dr. Danielle Roubinov, PhD UCSF AME Center & CARE LabHow does a mother's mental health impact the future mental health of her children? 

AME Scientists Distill Healthy Eating Research to 12 Easy Steps

August 30, 2019
Share on Facebook or Twitter and tag us @UCSFAME to let us know what your favorite healthy eating tip is! 

Mindfulness as a Tool to Combat Stress and Overeating at UCSF

June 28, 2019
No time to prepare meals, or even to have a simple breakfast. Too many snacks during the day, and too much fatty and sugary food to relieve stress. Sound familiar? These are some of the most common comments that Rachel Radin, Ph.D., hears while helping individuals with their healthy eating goals.

Aric Prather, PhD, awarded 2019 Excellence in Health Psychology Research Award

June 25, 2019
AME Co-Director, Aric Prather, PhD has been awarded the 2019 Excellence in Health Psychology Research by an Early Career Professional Award by the Society for Health Psychology.

Chronic Stress may Lead to More Rejection of your Current Momentary Experience

April 12, 2019
Had a stressful day? Where is your mind now?  Stressful events predict more nightly mind wandering as found in a new study by Alexandra Crosswell, PhD. 

Early adversity may determine rate of telomere attrition as adults, new finding by Steffi Mayer

April 12, 2019
How does early trauma stay with us?      Dr. Stefanie Mayer has found that early life adversity is a predictor of not just shorter telomere length but also greater shortening over time.