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Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

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Two popular diabetes drugs outperformed others in large clinical trial

Two popular diabetes drugs outperformed others in large clinical trial

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Early Time-Restricted Eating Can Be an Effective Weight Loss Strategy

Early Time-Restricted Eating Can Be an Effective Weight Loss Strategy

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Precision Physical Activity Prescriptions Improve Survival in Colon Cancer

Precision Physical Activity Prescriptions Improve Survival in Colon Cancer

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2022 Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference

2022 Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference

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Bariatric Surgery More Effective than Lifestyle for Type 2 Diabetes Remission

Bariatric Surgery More Effective than Lifestyle for Type 2 Diabetes Remission

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$20 Million Federal Grant Will Boost Biomedical Science Collaborations Across Louisiana

$20 Million Federal Grant Will Boost Biomedical Science Collaborations Across Louisiana

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Exercise Boosts Chemo Effectiveness

Exercise Boosts Chemo Effectiveness

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Tiffany Stewart

Two Studies Look at Female Athletes’ Mental, Physical Resilience

Two new studies will examine female athletes’ mental and physical resilience using funding from a private foundation dedicated to improving performance and helping people thrive throughout their lives.

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Dr. Sanjoy Saha

Pilot Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of Unique Nutritional Tracking App for Children Funded by a $22,507 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation Grant

Pilot study of PortionSize app

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Heymsfield and Brown

International Team Including Two Pennington Biomedical Faculty Awarded $25 Million for Cancer Research

Pennington Biomedical Research Center faculty members Steven B. Heymsfield, M.D., and Justin C. Brown, Ph.D., are members of a team led by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Weill Cornell Medicine and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ¬that have secured $25 million to take on the challenge of cachexia, the debilitating wasting condition responsible for up to 30 percent of cancer deaths.

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Dr. Amanda Staiano

App Boosts Preschoolers’ Motor Skills

Preventing childhood obesity could soon take a major “hop” forward with an app that teaches kids to do just that, and to skip, run and throw a ball.

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Dr. John Apolzan

Custom Program Helps People Living with Diabetes Control Blood Sugar, Weight

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Dr. Chistopher Morrison and Dr. Cristal Hill

A Single Hormone Directs Body’s Responses to Low-Protein Diet

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Senior Black American Health Fair

Pennington Biomedical's First Senior Black American Health Fair

Pennington Biomedical's first annual Senior Black American Health Fair is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center, 6400 Perkins Road. “We wanted to give something back to the African American community that experiences high rates of chronic diseases compared to many other ethnic groups. The health fair is designed to show the community that Pennington cares about their health and is doing something about it," said Robert L. Newton, Jr., Associate Professor and Director of Pennington Biomedical’s Physical Activity & Ethnic Minority Health Lab.

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Dr. John Kirwan and Christopher Axelrod, MS

Chemical Compound Promotes Healthy Aging

A recently discovered chemical compound helped elderly mice with obesity lose weight, add muscle and strength, reduce age-related inflammation and increase physical activity, a new study shows.

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A patient undergoes a Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry scan to measure whole-body composition (DXA0 to measure

New Bariatric Institute Opens on Pennington Biomedical Campus

The nation’s first integrated, interdisciplinary metabolic treatment center: Metamor Institute

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Congress Sets Aside $3.6 Million to Improve Military Performance

Congress Sets Aside $3.6 Million to Improve Military Performance

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Dr. Candida Rebello

Exercise May Treat Long COVID-induced Diabetes, Depression

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Dr. Eric Ravussin

Calorie Restriction Rewires Metabolism, Immunity for Longer Health Span

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What’s the Largest Risk Factor for COVID-19 Infection?

What’s the Largest Risk Factor for COVID-19 Infection?

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Will Personalized Diets Treat and Prevent Chronic Disease?

Will Personalized Diets Treat and Prevent Chronic Disease?

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Most highly cited researchers

Local Scientists Rank Among World's Most Cited Researchers

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U.S. News Names DASH Diet One of Best Diets for 2022

U.S. News Names DASH Diet One of Best Diets for 2022

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Baton Rouge-N.O. Group Finalist for ‘Build Back Better’ Funds

Baton Rouge-N.O. Group Finalist for ‘Build Back Better’ Funds

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