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Free Seminar Answers Women’s Questions on Menopause

Released: Monday, September 09, 2002

Menopause: Feeling Fit and Fabulous


September 9, 2002—The latest research on nutrition, fitness and mental health for menopausal women will be presented Thursday, September 12, at noon in the main auditorium of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s Conference Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Admission is free and includes a light lunch, but reservations are required. Reserve your spot today by calling Pat Ellis at 225/763-3039.

Dr. Jennifer Lovejoy, chief of the Women’s Nutrition Research Center at the Pennington Center of the Louisiana State University system, will spend the lunch hour speaking and answering questions concerning women and menopause. Women can expect to learn about the hormone-replacement controversy and possible alternatives to hormone therapy, the importance of exercise and nutrition in a maturing woman, and tips for managing stress.

Dr. Lovejoy is a research endocrinologist and an associate professor at the Pennington Center. An expert in her field, Dr. Lovejoy has spent the past eight years studying menopause and women’s health.

Menopause: Feeling Fit and Fabulous is sponsored by the WNRC of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and is in support of the first Women’s Week Celebration! administered by the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Don’t Forget to Make Reservations! Call Pat Ellis at 225/763-3039

Parking is available at the East Entrance of the Pennington Center. From Perkins Road, follow signs to the Conference Center, and our receptionist will direct you to the main auditorium.

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The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. Itis a campus of the Louisiana State University System and conducts basic, clinical and population research. The research enterprise at the Center includes approximately 80 faculty and more than 25 post-doctoral fellows who comprise a network of 50 laboratories supported by lab technicians, nurses, dieticians, and support personnel, and 19 highly specialized core service facilities.  The Center's more than 500 employees perform research activities in state-of-the-art facilities on the 234-acre campus located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.