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BATON ROUGE, LA—Interim President William L. Jenkins announced today that Steven Heymsfield, M.D. will step down as Executive Director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center to fully devote his time to his research interests after leading the Center for the past three years. Jenkins also announced that William T. Cefalu, M.D. will be appointed Executive Director of Pennington Biomedical. Cefalu’s appointment will be presented to the LSU Board of Supervisors during its June 7th board meeting. Read More
BATON ROUGE, LA - Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D. will receive an Honoris Causa Doctorate, or honorary doctorate degree, for his internationally recognized research on obesity at the LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 16 in New Orleans. Read More
BATON ROUGE, LA - Popular media and scientific journals contain numerous false and scientifically unsupported beliefs about obesity, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Widespread belief in them, the authors say, is leading to poor policy decisions, inaccurate public health recommendations, and wasted resources. Read More
BATON ROUGE, LA—A new research study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center found that having a bedroom TV and TV viewing time were related to childhood obesity, and specifically high waist circumference. The study, entitled “Television, Adiposity, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents,” was published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Read More