|Posted on 3/2/2018 1:11:00 PM.|
|A new report finds the
majority of Louisiana’s young people are un-fit for military service. The Pentagon reports that more than 70
percent of Americans aged 17 to 24 cannot join the United States military – 26
million young Americans for various reasons. The percentage in Louisiana is 75
percent. Retired Admiral David Callahan
says there are many reasons.|
|Pentagon report, military service, drug abuse, obesity|
|Posted on 9/5/2017 12:07:00 AM.|
Louisiana has the fifth highest obesity rate in the country, according to a report from Trust for America’s Health. President and CEO John Auerbach says that doesn’t come as a big surprise because the Bayou State is more or less where it’s been for the past few years in terms of the obesity rate.
|John Auerbach, Trust for America's Health, obesity, health|
|Posted on 4/6/2017 5:34:00 AM.|
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy is behind legislation that seeks to address the growing obesity rate in America. Cassidy says the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act would make weight loss treatment more accessible to those on Medicare. He says the bill allows Medicare to cover the cost of new prescription drugs for chronic weigh management.
|Bill Cassidy, obesity, Medicare, healthcare|
|Posted on 2/1/2016 2:34:00 AM.|
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Own Your Own Health Challenge is now underway. The challenge, which runs until April 25th, is designed to help Louisianans become more active and create a healthier lifestyle.
|DHH, Own Your Own Health Challenge, Rudy Macklin, obesity|
|Posted on 12/10/2015 10:49:00 AM.|
The United Health Foundation's annual America's Health Rankings lists Louisiana as the least healthy state in the country. United Health Foundation's Rhonda Russell says Louisiana fell two spots from last year.
|Louisiana, health, smoking, obesity, America's Health Rankings, Rhonda Russell|
|Posted on 11/5/2015 3:39:00 AM.|
WalletHub has released their list of the Fattest States in America and Louisiana comes in at number two. The personal finance website unveiled their list in conjunction with National Diabetes Awareness Month.
|Louisiana, WalletHub, obesity, fattest states in America, Jill Gonzalez, National Diabetes Awareness Month|
|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.
|Louisiana, obesity, Baton Rouge, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Amanda Staiano|
|Posted on 2/20/2015 3:52:00 AM.|
A global consortium, which includes LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, has made a historic discovery linking obesity to genetics. The study discovered 97 new genetic factors that contribute to obesity and 49 genetic markers that determine where fat is stored in the body.
|Pennington Biomedical, obesity, genetics, Mark Sarzynski|
|Posted on 1/22/2014 5:14:00 PM.|
|Governor Bobby Jindal cut the ribbon on a new pediatric research clinic for childhood obesity and diabetes research program at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Center in Baton Rouge. Jindal says around six million dollars went into funding the renovated building where research studies will take place aimed at improving health and reducing childhood obesity. |
|Pennington Biomedical, Bobby Jindal, Obesity, Diabetes|
|Posted on 8/16/2013 9:28:00 AM.|
A survey from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that nearly 35-percent of Louisiana adults are obese. Louisiana is tied with Mississippi for most obese states in the country. LSU obesity expert, Doctor George Bray, says the C-D-C report is not surprising, but at least the percentage of obese adults is no longer rising.
|Louisiana, obesity, George Bray|