LSU study seeks to lower rate of childhood obesity
Posted on 3/13/2017 11:11:00 AM.

A study out of LSU attempts to help solve the problem of childhood obesity. Dr. Amanda Staiano with Pennington Biomedical Research Center says one in two Louisiana kids struggle with their weight.
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Study connects stress with weight gain
Posted on 2/25/2017 6:04:00 PM.
A new study out of London finds stress may be linked to obesity. Dr. Amanda Staiano with LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center says chronic stress can promote fat accumulation on the body. She says while it could be a physiological reason, it might also be because people change their behaviors when they’re stressed.
 
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Study finds kids more likely to eat veggies after seeing others eating healthy on TV
Posted on 4/19/2016 11:20:00 AM.

A study from LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center finds kids that watch other children eating nutritious foods on a TV screen are more likely to eat healthier themselves.
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Pennington studies active video games on obese kids
Posted on 12/4/2015 2:01:00 AM.

LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is studying whether active video games can help improve health, especially in overweight children. Pennington Assistant Professor Dr. Amanda Staiano says they’re launching the Game Squad study to see if some active games can get kids off the couch and moving. She says boys and girls ages 10 to 12 will be part of the study for six months.
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Pennington/SLU partner to provide training to college students on overweight children
Posted on 6/10/2015 2:32:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Southeastern Louisiana University has partnered with LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center to create a new program helping college students prepare for careers working with children who are overweight.
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Poll shows Louisiana has third highest obesity rate in the nation
Posted on 6/1/2015 12:14:00 PM.
A recent Gallup Poll shows Louisiana has the third highest obesity rate in the country.  The Bayou State's obesity rate stands at 33-percent, compared to the national average of nearly 28-percent.  
 
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