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The Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions (AME) Center is at the UCSF Center for Health and Community.  AME researchers study a range of topics on how people can thrive in both mind and body, especially when under severe adversity (poverty, caregiving, work stress, depression).  We conduct basic translational and intervention research with the goal of improving healthspan, from conception to our golden years.  We are particularly interested in resilience to aging, enhancing coping and emotion regulation, and daily lifestyle (optimizing restorative behaviors of sleep, activity, social connectivity, purpose in life).  Our website shares projects, publications, events, and highlights new findings and opportunities.  Join our newsletter to stay connected! 


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We are excited to be a semi-finalist for the Mood challenge for the Apple ResearchKit! Our project is called MoodSync.  Our team includes Ashley Mason, Rashida Brown, Eve Ekman, Alexandra Croswell, Wendy Mendes and Elissa Epel.  Stay tuned to see how our app develops! 

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

"The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.

The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease, including many of today’s dietary recommendations, may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry."

"Breast-fed babies have healthier immune systems, score higher on I.Q. tests and may be less prone to obesity than other babies.

Now new research reveals another possible difference in breast-fed babies: They may have longer telomeres."

"As part of the initiative, Yes Health will develop opt-in tools that provide its users the opportunity to share important de-identified behavioral data, such as diet, exercise, and sleep patterns, with UC San Francisco researchers focused on both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes."