Worldwide, millions of adults and children are suffering from obesity, a condition that seriously affects both health and quality of life. Chronic diseases are beginning earlier, often with origins in infancy and childhood.
The development and progression of these conditions are strongly influenced by metabolic effects. Metabolism is the process by which cells produce and consume energy that sustains life. Metabolic processes reflect lifestyle factors including diet, activity, and a host of other contributing factors. These interrelated factors are an important focus of the scientists at Pennington Biomedical.