Weight identity among older adults in the United States: Genetic and environmental influences Chapter uri icon



  • Population-based disciplines have employed large national samples to examine how sociodemographic factors contour rates of morbidity and mortality. Behavioral and psychosocial disciplines have studied the factors that influence these domains using small, nonrepresentative samples in experimental or longitudinal contexts. Biomedical disciplines, drawing on diverse fields, have examined mechanistic processes implicated in disease outcomes. The collection of chapters in this handbook embraces all such prior approaches and, via targeted questions, illustrates how they can be woven together. Diverse contributions showcase how social structural influences work together with psychosocial influences or experiential factors to impact differing health outcomes, including profiles of biological risk across distinct physiological systems.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018

Date in CU Experts

  • August 27, 2020 6:44 AM

Full Author List

  • Boardman J; Wedow R; Briley DA; SHORT SE

Full Editor List

  • Ryff CD; Krueger RF

author count

  • 4

Other Profiles

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

  • 019067640X

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9780190676407