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Colorado’s the least obese, most active, eighth healthiest state

Gov. John Hickenlooper attributes Colorado's status as the least obese and most active state to Coloradans' love of the outdoors.   Colorado ranks as the least...

Congress takes a shot at the Type-2-diabetes racial gap

Congresswoman Diana DeGette stood in the workout room Monday atĀ Denver Indian Health and Family Services to announce legislation aimed atĀ curbing the devastating rates of...

Sugary corn industry leader sets us straight about high fructose goodness

In swift response to half of a phrase buried in a sentence in the brief item that was part of this post, the president of the Corn Refiners Association begs to differ. The other day, we noted Boulder Valley schools are considering adopting a new "wellness policy" that would discourage cupcakes on birthdays and replace chicken nuggets with roast chicken on lunch menus. We also quoted Beth Cooper, the nutrition services director for the school district, who told the school board, "We're eliminating trans fats and high fructose corn syrup."

Science Sunday

Science Sunday is a weekly wrap-up of science news of special interest to Coloradans. Emphasis given to work performed by Colorado researchers, or whose...