Overturned Pill Bottle

Opioids, obesity, not 'despair deaths', raising mortality rates for whites

July 19, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder mortality researchers found that drug-related deaths among middle-aged white men have soared 25-fold since 1980. But contrary to recent reports, suicide and alcohol-related mortality has not increased substantially. The paper challenges the idea that economically-influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-age white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead.

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Genes may help propel women to see themselves as overweight

Dec. 13, 2016

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have identified a genetic component that could help explain why women are more likely to perceive themselves as overweight than similarly proportioned men.

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Criminologist who studies gang populations wins top national award

Sept. 28, 2016

David Pyrooz, assistant professor of sociology at CU Boulder, has won the 2016 Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology.

Fit or not?

Feeling heavy? Light? Your genes might be to blame

Aug. 31, 2016

Do you feel overweight, about right, or too skinny? Your answer to that question may be tied to genes you inherited from your parents, especially if you are a female, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Federal Data Hub

CU becomes region’s first federal data research hub

May 24, 2016

Social scientists and health researchers from across Colorado and neighboring states will soon have abundant U.S. Census and other federal statistical data available to them in a secure setting at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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