Our Research Scientists at Pennington Biomedical are discovering the triggers of chronic diseases and improving human health at every stage of life. We have introduced a new vision: to lead the world in eliminating chronic diseases. We are helping people live Well Beyond the Expected.
Clinical Trials Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or just want to learn how to live a healthier life? Pennington Biomedical Research Center invites people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the exciting research studies being conducted here at the Center. The studies are free, and many of them offer compensation for volunteers who participate.
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Pennington Biomedical to Host Second Annual Doc's DASH 5k & 1-Mile Fun Run
Healthy Fun for the Whole Family

Baton Rouge, LA – LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center will host its second annual community event, Doc's DASH, on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.
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Pennington Biomedical Announces New Endowed Chair and Professorships

Baton Rouge, LA –Through the generous support of donors committed to creating a healthier Louisiana and global community, LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation have awarded three researchers with new academic distinctions.
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NIH Renews Botanical Research Center Grant at Pennington Biomedical

Baton Rouge, LA – LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center will receive $9.2 million over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) to continue work investigating native plants, botanical extracts and other natural products as prospects for the prevention and treatment of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
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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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