Our Research Scientists at Pennington Biomedical are discovering the triggers of chronic diseases and improving human health at every stage of life. We have introduced a new vision: to lead the world in eliminating chronic diseases. We are helping people live Well Beyond the Expected.
Clinical Trials Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or just want to learn how to live a healthier life? Pennington Biomedical Research Center invites people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the exciting research studies being conducted here at the Center. The studies are free, and many of them offer compensation for volunteers who participate.
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Economic Burden of Diabetes Demonstrates Need for Early Intervention
New report shows cost to Louisiana tops $5 billion yearly

Baton Rouge, LA - As the rate of diabetes in America continues to increase, alarming new numbers show that the cost to the U.S. and Louisiana in particular, is staggering. The direct and indirect costs of diabetes in Louisiana have risen to $5.4 billion per year according to a study published today in the December issue of Diabetes Care. Nationally, the price tag for the disease has grown to $322 billion per year in excess medical costs and lost productivity. Diabetes now accounts for 1 out of every 10 health care dollars spent, pointing to a bolstered need for intervention during the prediabetes state.
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Pennington Biomedical Marks National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
Seeks volunteers for clinical trials on Alzheimer’s and Dementia aimed at better treatments.

BATON ROUGE, LA - LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center is marking National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in November by holding screenings for clinical studies aimed at finding better treatments for the disease.
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Pennington Biomedical Has Innovative Study Underway Comparing Treatments in Type 2 Diabetes
- November is American Diabetes Month®-

BATON ROUGE, LA -LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center is seeking participants for a clinical research study for a first of its type effort that aims to provide doctors with better information on which medication is best for patients with Type 2 diabetes.
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Pennington Biomedical Awarded $10 Million Research Grant for Obesity Treatment Intervention
Funding will offer primary care-based weight loss program in minority populations

BATON ROUGE, LA - LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center has been awarded a 5-year, $10 million research grant from the Washington, DC-based Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the comparative effectiveness of obesity treatment options for underserved populations delivered in primary care settings.
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