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.
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Pennington Biomedical Researcher Center Announces New Communications Director

BATON ROUGE, LA - Pennington Biomedical Research Center today announced the hiring of Alisha Prather as director of their communications and marketing team. 
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Study Shows Association Between Diabetes and Stroke in Women But Not in Men

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that diabetes in women is associated with an increased risk of stroke, whereas the data do not show the same association among men. The research is by Dr. Wenhui Zhao (the first author), Dr. Gang Hu and colleagues at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
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National Health Survey Underway in East Baton Rouge

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the most comprehensive survey of the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population is coming to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA beginning on February 26, 2014.
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Pennington Biomedical Research Center Announces New Physical Activity Study
Individuals Age 18-65 and Not Currently Involved in a Structured Exercise Program Asked to Participate

BATON ROUGE, LA – Pennington Biomedical Research Center announced today that it is conducting a new clinical trial to compare the effects of physical activity and lifestyle changes on energy balance and how these changes may impact an individual’s body composition.  This study, called E-MECHANIC:  Examination of Mechanisms of Exercise-Induced Weight Compensation, is open to adults age 18-65 who are not currently involved in a structured exercise program.
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