BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A major health epidemic is being tackled at the LSU Pennington Biomedical Center. The center announced the start of a childhood obesity and diabetes research program.
The program is a part of the Translational Research Clinic for Children (TRCC), and will be housed in newly renovated facilities.
Nearly 50 percent of Louisiana's youth are obese or overweight, and it is a condition that leads to lifelong health struggles. This program is hoping to develop other programs which assist children in making wise health choices and lead healthier lives.