COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

The following listings and links are a few of the collaborative efforts between the staff and faculty here at the Pennington Center and other institutions around the world.

Method for the Analysis of Vitamin C  

The HERITAGE Family Study 
(HEalth, RIsk factors, Training And GEnetics) 

A Research Consortium to Study the Genetic Basis of Adaptation to Exercise Training and of Concomitant Changes in Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Risk Factors. For more information click here to visit the Heritage Family Study web site. 

Look AHEAD (Action For Health in Diabetes) is a multicenter randomized clinical trial to examine the effects of a lifestyle intervention designed to achieve and maintain weight loss over the long term through decreased caloric intake and exercise. Look AHEAD will focus on the disease most affected by overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and on the outcome that causes the greatest morbidity and mortality, cardiovascular disease. http://www.niddk.nih.gov/patient/SHOW/lookahead.htm

C.O.R.E. includes eight of the leading centers involved in the management of overweight and obesity in the United States. Working in collaboration, these nationally recognized centers have combined their abilities resulting in the creation of high-quality, hands-on, interactive workshops for practitioners in the medical community. http://www.uchsc.edu/core/

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) partners with research universities in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas in the Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative (NIRI). NIRI applies state-of-the-art nutrition tools to solve nutrition problems within the Delta and to contribute to the future health and well-being of the citizens of the region. To date, the Research Committee of NIRI has approved letters of intent for nine Delta research proposals, including proposals from Alcorn University, Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, Southern University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University of Southern Mississippi, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center. http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/1999/990129.htm