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Pennington Biomedical Research Study Shows Lack of Physical Activity is a Major Predictor of Childhood Obesity
Global study is first of its kind to survey children across different cultures

Baton Rouge, LA – New research published by LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center and its partner organizations points to a lack of physical activity as the biggest predictor of childhood obesity around the world.
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Pennington Biomedical Collaborates on Study That Shows Medication Boosts Weight Loss

Baton Rouge, LA - A new study featured in The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that adding the medication liraglutide to a regimen of diet and exercise boosts weight loss and improves metabolic control.

On average, people who received daily injections of 3 mg of liraglutide during a 56-week study lost 12 pounds more than people who did not take the drug. The analysis shows a significant drop in body mass for those who took the medication:
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Pennington Biomedical Discovery Could Pave Way for Better Diabetes Treatments
New research debunks previous theories on the role of fat

Baton Rouge, LA – Scientists at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center have made a discovery about the way fat is stored and used in the body that could lay the foundation for future development of new treatments for obesity related conditions such as pre-diabetes and diabetes, and for individuals who have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. 
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Southeastern, Pennington Biomedical Form Partnership to Fight Obesity in Children

HAMMOND - A new and unique program in Louisiana will allow college students to receive real-world training in preparation for careers working with children who are struggling with their weight.
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