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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Amanda Staiano, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, TIGER kids research study

Pennington finds behavioral counseling could help with weight loss
Posted on 1/19/2017 12:13:00 PM.

Struggling to be successful with your New Year’s fitness resolution? Dr. Steven Heymsfield with LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center says if cutting calories is not working for you, undergoing behavioral counseling could help with weight loss.
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Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Steven Heymsfield, high intensity lifestyle treatment

Pennington granted $5.3 million to study benefits of more or less exercise
Posted on 12/16/2016 3:37:00 AM.

LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center receives a 5.3 million dollar grant to study why some people benefit more or less from exercise.
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Pennington Biomedical Research Center, LSU, Eric Ravussin

LSUís Pennington Biomedical starting new Alzheimer's study
Posted on 11/30/2016 5:29:00 AM.
LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for people to take part in a groundbreaking study that looks at ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
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Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Alzheimer's, Jeff Keller

Report: Less than 22% kids are getting enough exercise
Posted on 11/17/2016 5:31:00 AM.

Less than one quarter of children in the US are getting enough exercise, according to a report by LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The 2016 US Report Card on Physical Activity for Children finds that less than 22% of children ages 6 to 19 meet the physical activity guidelines.
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Peter Katzmarzyk, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Pennington looking for participants for Alzheimer's research
Posted on 6/21/2016 5:42:00 AM.

LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for volunteers for a first-of-its-kind study to slow memory loss as a result of Alzheimer’s.
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Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Jeffery Keller, Alzheimer's Disease, Institute for Dementia Research

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 Biomedical Research Center, Amanda Staiano, vegetables, TV, healthy eating

FDA delays rule to enforce calorie content on menus
Posted on 3/29/2016 4:50:00 AM.

The Food and Drug Administration is delaying enforcing rules to require chain-restaurants and grocery stores with delis to post a calorie content on their menu until 2017.
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Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Catherine Champagne, FDA, calorie content, restaurants

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 Biomedical Research Center, Amanda Staiano, Game Squad, active gaming, obese, overweight, kids

Study finds champagne can help prevent Alzheimer's and dementia
Posted on 11/12/2015 11:25:00 AM.

A new study out of Reading University finds drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week can aid in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Dr. Jeff Keller with LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center says champagne, like red wine, contains polyphenols, which is known to have great health benefits.
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Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Jeff Keller, champagne, memory, Alzheimer's disease, dementia

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