Pennington Biomedical Shares Small Shifts for Nutritional Health

As a world-renowned nutrition research center, Pennington Biomedical has been on the forefront of how diet impacts health for decades. With hundreds of studies demonstrating the value of sound nutrition, the research center rolled out its Small Shifts campaign this year to showcase the cumulative value of daily common-sense changes. - June 23, 2024

The SELECT Study, Led by Pennington Biomedical Researcher Dr. Donna Ryan, Confirms Weight Loss Benefits of Semaglutide Last up to Four Years

The SELECT Study, led by Pennington Biomedical researcher Dr. Donna Ryan, confirms an average weight reduction of 10 percent compared to a placebo, with results lasting for several years. - May 31, 2024

Pennington Biomedical's Dr. Leanne Redman Talks Changing the Culture: Eating for You, Not for Two

As a world leader in nutrition, LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center scientists have studied prenatal nutrition and discovered eating-for-two is no longer a good mantra for modern moms. - May 19, 2024

Dr. Leanne Redman to Lead Pennington Biomedical’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center

After 19 years, Dr. Eric Ravussin hands baton to Dr. Redman to continue center’s mission of supporting Louisiana’s nutrition and metabolic health research. - May 18, 2024

During Mental Health Awareness Month, Practice Small Shifts for Mental Health and Resilience

May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month, and during the month, Pennington Biomedical’s Small Shifts campaign is focuses on mental health and resilience. Giving mental health the attention it deserves is just as important as nurturing physical health. In fact, they’re interdependent. Making small changes to your mental health, like breathing deeply for five minutes, meditating or taking regular breaks from social media, help improve your total wellness. - April 30, 2024

Pennington Biomedical Researcher Dr. Jennifer Caldwell Awarded Pilot Funding for "Linking Genetics and Improving Nutrition in Scotlandville, LA."

Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s Dr. Jennifer Caldwell was named as one of four early-stage investigators to be selected to receive pilot funding of $50,000 from the Forge AHEAD Center, a regional comprehensive research center located at the University of Alabama Birmingham. With a... - April 28, 2024

Pennington Biomedical’s Dr. Steven Heymsfield and Colleague Publish Guidance on Energy and Macronutrients Across the Lifespan in the NEJM

In the growing campaign positioning “Food as Medicine,” Dr. Steven Heymsfield joins Dr. Sue Shapses of Rutgers University to share a matrix of variables to consider when crafting nutrient-rich diets in the New England Journal of Medicine - April 20, 2024

Pennington Biomedical Researchers Participated in Eight-Year Long GRADE Study on Commonly Used Type 2 Diabetes Medications

Comparative Study of Type 2 Diabetes Medications Shows Differences in Medication Acceptance, Quality-Of-Life, Insulin Secretion and Mortality - March 30, 2024

Pennington Biomedical Shares Health Across the Lifespan Begins with Small Shifts

Small shifts are something that everyone can do and can be incorporated into everyday life. Small shifts add up, and they are reinforcing, which further promotes the activity. - March 22, 2024

A Research Passion for Pennington Biomedical's Dr. Justin Brown

Growing up, Dr. Justin Brown thought his career path would lead him to become a union carpenter in New York City, but when he was 14 years old, his father passed away following a battle with colon cancer. From then on, Dr. Brown’s future career became instantly clear. “My mission is... - March 22, 2024

Pennington Biomedical’s Dr. John Kirwan and Dr. Philip Schauer Among the Key Investigators for the 12-Year Study on the Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery achieved much better long-term blood glucose control compared to people who received medical management plus lifestyle interventions, according to a new study published in JAMA, or Journal of the American Medical Association, and funded by the National institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of The National Institutes of Health. - February 29, 2024

New Research Findings Show That Life Span Can be Increased by Making Cells Less Efficient at Producing Energy

Pennington Biomedical Researchers Looking for New Ways to Improve Life Span and Health During Aging - February 23, 2024

New Screening Tool Saving Lives: Metamor Team Developing Tool to Catch Cancer Earlier

A new partnership between a Pennington Biomedical physician-researcher at the Metamor Institute and an LSU School of Medicine oncologist has already saved women’s lives in southeast Louisiana. More than 60,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial cancer each year, a number that includes... - February 22, 2024

Researchers Combine Modern Equipment for Increased Precision in Body Composition Analysis

Pennington Biomedical Professor of Metabolism and Body Composition Dr. Steven Heymsfield is part of a team of researchers who confirm the results in the study: "Generative Deep Learning Furthers the Understanding of Local Distributions of Fat and Muscle on Body Shape and Health Using 3D Surface Scans." - February 21, 2024

How Do Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss Affect Aging? Study Currently Looking for Participants.

The DiAL-Health study will help determine how intermittent fasting and calorie counting can improve a person’s “healthspan.” - February 17, 2024

Updated Edition of the “Handbook of Obesity,” Edited by Former Pennington Biomedical Executive Directors Dr. George Bray and Dr. Claude Bouchard, Now Available

The two-volume set of the “Handbook of Obesity,” edited by former Pennington Biomedical Research Center Executive Directors Dr. George Bray and Dr. Claude Bouchard, was recently published by Routledge and CRC Press. In addition to Drs. Bray and Bouchard, Pennington Biomedical Executive... - February 16, 2024

Pennington Biomedical Encouraging "Small Shifts" for Big Improvements in Health and Nutrition

Small shifts, such as choosing a piece of fruit over a sugary treat or taking a 10-minute walk after work rather than dropping onto the couch can have a lasting impact on health over time. - February 16, 2024

Pennington Biomedical's Dr. Jeffery Keller to Lead Answer ALS' Open Access Data Repository

Pennington Biomedical's Dr. Jeffery Keller has been named Principal Investigator to oversee Answer ALS' open access data repository, Neuromine. Serving as Director for Pennington Biomedical's Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention and a Professor of Aging and Neurodegeneration, Dr. Keller... - February 14, 2024

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