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Could Playing Video Games Help Kids Lose Weight, Gain Confidence?

March 3, 2016

Child obesity more than doubled between 1980 and 2012, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls it an “epidemic.” But what if video games could actually help kids lose weight? A new study by a group of Louisiana researchers is showing how they can actually play a big role in children’s health, reports CBS News correspondent Jamie Wax. Jerry Walker is a dancing machine, but it’s not all fun and games – there’s a mission behind the 12-year-old’s moves. “I’m like, “Oh, yes, I am so ready to get in shape. I will get in shape,'” Jerry said. … Read More »

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A Look Inside Pennington Biomedical’s Cell Biology and Cell Imaging Core

October 29, 2015

The Cell Biology and Bioimaging Core (CBBC) provides access to state of the art imaging, analytical, and histological equipment as well as technical expertise and assistance to researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University’s main campus, and outside the university system. Take a look at the latest from the Core!

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Pennington STARCH Study

March 5, 2015

Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is always working on some way to improve your diet. Their latest is known as the ‘STARCH Study’. The goal of the clinical trial is to determine the effect of slowly digesting starch on gut bacteria, sugar and fat metabolism, hunger hormones and body fat in people with pre-diabetes. Participants eat two servings of blueberry yogurt each day, while researchers measure changes to bacteria levels in the large intestine. Those who’ve participated say it works. “I was pre-diabetic, so I wanted to take precautions before anything else happened in my life that would … Read More »

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Leaders Transforming Health – The UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center

November 10, 2014

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s NORC (UAB NORC) created a video to highlight their Center and core facilities. The UAB NORC shows its spirit of research, training and collaboration through this video presentation. Check it out!

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Inside the Genomics Core at Pennington Biomedical

September 30, 2014

The Genomics Core Facility seeks to achieve high quality research data production through education of core facility users, optimal use of qPCR and RNA/DNA quality and quantity instrumentation, and quality Sanger sequencing, next-generation sequencing, robotics, and microarray services. Take a look at what this core has to offer!  

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What it Takes to Get People to Adopt Healthier Behaviors

March 19, 2014

Deborah Tate wants not only to help people battle obesity but those just trying to stay healthy. She works at the intersection of diet, exercise, research and technology. Dr. Tate is the Core Director for the UNC NORC’s CHAI Core. She is a cognitive-behavioral psychologist whose primary interests lie in obesity prevention, treatment and behavioral interventions. She has developed and evaluated several of the first randomized trials using the Internet, e-mail and other online technologies to deliver behavioral treatments for obesity. She also continues to conduct a series of studies to determine which features of Internet weight control programs contribute … Read More »

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Choline in Pregnancy – Video Abstract with Dr. Steven Zeisel

April 21, 2013

This is a video abstract of the expert opinion paper “Nutrition in pregnancy: the argument for including a source of choline” published in the open access International Journal of Women’s Health by Dr. Steven H. Zeisel, co-director of the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Abstract: Women, during pregnancy and lactation, should eat foods that contain adequate amounts of choline. A mother delivers large amounts of choline across the placenta to the fetus, and after birth she delivers large amounts of choline in milk to the infant; this greatly increases the demand on the choline stores of the mother. Read the … Read More »

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A Look Inside the UNC Nutrition Research Institute

April 19, 2013

Part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a collaborative partner of the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center, the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) seeks to understand the variance in people’s DNA, metabolism and nutrient requirements and how this impacts their health. Long term, the NRI’s discoveries will lead to individually tailored nutrition recommendations that will allow people to customize their diets in order to maximize wellness and reduce risk of disease. Take a look inside this world-renowned research center!

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