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Journal of British Medicine

Study Shows Physical Activity Prevents, Not Just Delays, Cancer Recurrence in Patients Previously Treated for Colon Cancer

Researchers, led by Pennington Biomedical Research Center's Dr. Justin Brown, have found that physical activity can prevent, and not just delay, cancer recurrence in patients previously treated for colon cancer.

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Dr. Leanne Redman

Scientists Studying Biological Origins of Obesity Look to Newborns for Clues

Scientists at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center are studying babies as young as two weeks old to learn more about obesity and what factors in our earliest days might affect our health later as adults.

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Justin Brown

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Justin Brown’s Focus on Helping Cancer Patients Live Longer

Justin Brown was only 14 when his father passed away from colon cancer. Dr. Brown’s future career path became instantly clear.

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Senior Black American Health Fair

Pennington Biomedical’s Senior Black American Health Fair Returns March 25

The Senior Black American Health Fair returns to Pennington Biomedical for a second year on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center at 6400 Perkins Road, the fair will offer health screenings, educational discussions, exhibitors and food.

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Berryman and Hennigar

Optimizing Military Health and Performance

Scientists Claire Berryman and Stephen Hennigar joined LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center to build on three decades as the leading academic provider of nutrition science for the Department of Defense.

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HIV behavioral study

Pennington Biomedical Looking for Individuals Living with HIV for a Health Behavior Study

The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for individuals living with HIV to participate in the HBS research study. The purpose of the HBS research study is to learn more about health behaviors in people living with HIV.

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David McDougal

Assistant Professor Dr. David McDougal Awarded $1.8M NIH Grant to Study Hypoglycemia Treatments

For someone with type 1 diabetes, it’s imperative they test their blood sugar levels regularly, and insulin is utilized to keep blood sugar regulated. But even under the best regulation methods, those individuals still experience life-threatening periods of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, from time to time. These hypoglycemic episodes make clinical management of blood sugar in diabetes patients challenging, and over time, even mild to moderate hypoglycemia can cause serious harm.

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Give Me a Beet: Why This Root Vegetable Should Be on Your Plate

Meet the beet. Fans of "The Office" may know it as the mainstay of Schrute Farms. Others may have casually tossed them into conversation, remarking that someone has turned "beet red" from embarrassment.

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Robert Newton Jr.

Dr. Robert Newton Receives Google Health Equity Research Initiative Award

Dr. Robert L. Newton, Jr., Associate Professor, head of the Physical Activity and Ethnic Minority Health Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, has been selected to receive a Google Health Equity Research Initiative award, titled “Population and Public Health: Increasing physical activity in Black communities living in rural environments.”

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Women's Wellness

23rd Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women to be Held on March 4

The 23rd Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women will focus on mind and body wellness by bringing back popular health screenings and offering a variety of great activities. The Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women will take place on Saturday, March 4, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, located at 6400 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

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