THERE IS A HEALTH CRISIS

Obesity is an epidemic and a root cause for other chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and dementia.

Image with facts on chronic diseases: over 30 millions children and adults in the United States have diabetes; 40 percent of all cancers are associated with overweight and obesity; Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United StatesFor the first time in our history, children in the U.S. may have a shorter lifespan than their parents due to the health effects of obesity.

 

THE SOLUTION BEGINS WITH RESEARCH

Dr. Leanne Redman in front of our infant metabolic chamber.

Text Image: The future of obesity is to research a lifestyle intervention that addresses the inheritance of the obesity gene from moms to babies; the future of diabetes is to research ways to eliminate Type 2 diabetes with knife-less bariatric surgery; the future of cancer is to research interventions to lengthen lives and reduce the relapse rate in cancer patients; the future of dementia is to research better methods to control blood pressure, a possible key to preventing Alzheimer's

With your help, and the innovative work of Pennington Biomedical scientists, the future could look very different. It can be here sooner than you think – for you, your children, and your grandchildren.

We must act now.

 

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Quote from Executive Director John Kirwan: We are dedicated to eradicating obesity. Is it aspirational? Yes. Is it achievable? Absolutely."

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS

 

“We are so impressed with the amazing work Pennington Biomedical is doing. We know that the rates of obesity and the incidences of Type 2 diabetes are exploding not only in Louisiana but around the world.

To be part of supporting the scientists who can help find solutions to these monumental challenges—well, that is nothing short of incredible.”

-Leroy Harvey, PBRF Board of Directors