Brain Boosters vs. Brain Busters

How are you affecting your brain (thinking organ) with the food you eat? What is brain food and what is, essentially, brain poison. This info-graph will help you see quickly what good choices look like compared to those awful choices you don’t want to make. brain-boosters-and-brain-busters_523ac6280e90f.jpg (800×2000).

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLINICAL TRIAL

Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or just want to learn how to live a healthier life? Pennington Biomedical Research Center invites people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the exciting research studies being conducted here at the Center. The studies are free, and many of them offer compensation for volunteers who…

Results from 11.5 Year Study on Type 2 Diabetes

But Study Found Numerous Other Health Benefits of Modest Weight Loss BATON ROUGE, LA—Pennington Biomedical Research Center took part in a study that found a long-term intensive lifestyle intervention program, focused on weight loss, can improve physical quality of life, reduce microvascular complications, lower the risk of depression and lower medical costs by reducing the…

Choose Nutrient Dense Foods

  Choosing Nutrient Dense Foods   Narrator:   Think about the foods you eat. Are they primarily nutrient-dense, like these, or are they mostly calorie dense, like these? Some older adults answer the question this way.   Richard:   In the summertime, like now, fruit is my favorite food. So I eat probably more fruit…

Neck Strain: Causes & Remedies

Neck Strain: Causes and Remedies. Triggers for the onset of neck muscle strain can be traced to several common activities that strain the neck anatomy, such as: Too much time in an awkward position, such as hunched over a steering wheel while driving, hunched forward to view a computer monitor, or cradling a phone in…

Change the World and Get to Bed by 10:00

Let’s say you believed deeply in the importance of sleep health, and you wanted to start a movement to change people’s attitudes and behavior. Maybe, like Arianna Huffington, it’s a personal crisis that convinces you. Or maybe it’s a key piece of research or two that opens your eyes, as it were, to the dangers of too little…

What Is Drugged Driving?

“Have one [drink] for the road” was once a commonly used phrase in American culture. It has only been within the past 25 years that as a Nation, we have begun to recognize the dangers associated with drunk driving. And through a multipronged and concerted effort involving many stakeholders—including educators, media, legislators, law enforcement, and…