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Carbs, Not Fat Help Performance

A CU exercise expert says athletes who shun carbs for fat are hurting their performance.

Heart Patients Beware

Everyday items like green tea and ibuprofen can worsen or trigger heart failure, a CU doctor says.

Help for Rural Opioid Addicts

CU researchers have been awarded a federal grant to improve the care of rural patients with opioid addictions.

Horseback Riding Benefits for Autism

A Children's Hospital Colorado study says that autistic patients who ride horses show improvements in behavior and communications.

Sat Fat Means Fatter Babies

Pregnant women who eat diets high in carbs and fatty foods give birth to infants with more fat tissue, a CU study shows.

Physical Toll of Tour de France

A CU researcher details the way a cyclist's body copes and deteriorates during the world's hardest endurance race.

Take Childhood Obesity Seriously

Numerous studies show that childhood obesity leads to severe health problems throughout a patient's life.

Opioids Prolong Pain

Researchers say short-term use of opioids may increase the duration of chronic pain because a CU study shows the drug lowers the pain threshold in mice.

Alcohol Dangerous for Seniors

Even moderate amounts of alcohol can damage the immune system and internal organs of seniors.

Autism Research

The CDC has awarded funding to CU to study why some people develop autism spectrum disorder.

Junior-Senior Research Pairings

A CU program to pair junior and senior researchers has increased the number of grants awarded.

Should You Eat Before Exercise?

You'll burn more calories if you fast before doing cardio, a CU researcher says, but that doesn't work well for everyone.

Link Between West Nile and Memory Loss

CU researchers say inflammation is the cause of memory loss in the most severe cases of West Nile virus.

Staph Infection Vaccine Study

University of Colorado Hospital is testing a vaccine to prevent deadly staph infections.

Nutrition, Brain Development Study

Pregnant women and families with healthy infants are invited to participate in a study researching the relationship between nutrition and brain health.