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SU Ag Center weight loss study concludes first phase - 10/21/2013 -

In response to the high incidence of overweight and obesity in Louisiana, the SU Ag Center received funding from USDA/NIFA to mitigate this issue. The "Combating Childhood Obesity with Caregivers as Change Agents," or Whey 2 Go Program which lasted 24 weeks, concluded October 21, 2013. The study was conducted on 26 African American men and women in Baton Rouge in collaboration with Pennington Biomedical Center. Pictured are study participants with Adell Brown (far left), vice chancellor for research, and Fatemeh Malekian (far right), project director, SU Ag Center.

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