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LSU center launches research program for overweight children

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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.

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