LSU Med School grad develops new dietary supplement to improve gut health
Posted on 4/22/2018 7:21:00 AM.
A new supplement wrapped up testing at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and claims it can help improve gut health that is lacking in most modern diets.

“BiomeBliss”, from LSU Medical School graduate and New Orleans Native Dr. Mark Heiman says there’s a lot of research showing Americans are lacking the proper bacteria in their stomachs.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Biomebliss, Dr. Mark Heiman

Pennington Research Center: Walking even for short periods is good for your health
Posted on 1/24/2018 10:11:00 AM.
A study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center finds that walking, even if only ten minutes per day, can be beneficial. Dr. Tim Church says a group of 464 women who walked for 72 minutes a week for six months improved their heart health and fitness.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Tim Church, walking

LSU AgCenter has developed a meal replacement shake aimed for weight loss
Posted on 12/10/2017 7:38:00 AM.

The LSU AgCenter has developed a milk-based meal replacement powder to help consumers lose weight. Studies show drinking meal replacement shakes for 12 weeks instead of meals is a safe way to drop pounds.

Director of the AgCenter Food Incubator Gaye Sandoz says they’ve developed the powder and now Pennington Biomedical Research Center will test it.
LSU AgCenter, meal replacement shake, food incubator, Pennington Biomedical Research Center,

Pennington granted $6.7 million to study military nutrition
Posted on 9/19/2017 3:00:00 AM.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center has been awarded a $6.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study military nutrition and metabolism research.

Researcher Dr. Jennifer Rood says they will focus on how to ensure a healthy and fit military.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Jennifer Rood, military, Department of Defense

Pregnant mom's diet can have lasting health impacts on baby
Posted on 8/3/2017 2:47:00 AM.

An expecting mom’s diet can have huge impacts on the health of her baby. Dr. Nick Broskey with the LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center says a mom’s lifestyle can impact their baby’s metabolism and lifelong risk for obesity and other chronic diseases.

Nick Broskey, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, babies, pregnancy

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

Peter Katzmarzyk, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

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