Good Health is Good Business 2019-04-24T19:24:31+00:00

GOOD HEALTH
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GOOD HEALTH IS GOOD BUSINESS BLOG

A Scientific Center Becomes an Economic Engine

Entrepreneurial scientists win national grants and corporate contracts that fund hundreds of biomed jobs at the center in Baton Rouge each year. Over the past 30 years, LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center has attracted researchers from around the world to its Baton Rouge campus with the sole purpose of [...]

Ways to Work Out in the Workplace

Chances are you’ve heard it before: To stay in shape, you need to eat less and move more. Eating less may be difficult. But, moving more may seem nearly impossible given the demands of family, school and work—not to mention the commute between all three. How can anyone [...]

Man Up and Live Healthy

By McHugh DavidThe top ways for men to meet an untimely end fall into three categories: heart disease, cancer, and unintentional injuries. In an effort to give the average guy a fighting chance, Pennington Biomedical Research Faculty put together a study on Men’s Health as part of their ‘Nutrition Series.’Surprisingly, unintentional [...]

Flower Power

Weeds and wildflowers. They’re yanked with impunity out of vegetable gardens. They’re doused in pesticides to banish them from urban sidewalks. They’re maligned as a nuisance and brushed aside in favor of their more glamorous, colorful, cultivated cousins. But, more than ever, it seems some of these weeds and wildflowers [...]

Can video games have health benefits for kids?

A new study from LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center showed for the first time that video games, in combination with fitness coaching and a step tracker, helped overweight children lose weight, lower their blood pressure and cholesterol and increase their physical activity. The results of the GameSquad trial are available online and will be published [...]

ABOUT THE PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER

LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center puts science to work for a healthier Louisiana. A world research leader right here in Louisiana, our mission is to discover the triggers of chronic diseases through innovative research that improves human health across the lifespan.

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