07 July 2022
Louisiana research center relied on COSMED PEA POD to study infants and learning about obesity
COSMED PEA POD was recently featured in a NBC News article. Louisiana State University's Pennington Biomedical Research Center is leading the way in research about infant body composition and metabolism.
Leanne Redman, who directs the maternal and infant research lab, said "Studying metabolism in the first weeks of life — long before a person's weight is influenced by outside factors like the foods they are fed or choose to eat — the lab will uncover the biological basis of obesity."
Pennington Biomedical Research Center is the only lab in the world equipped to study the metabolism of newborns.
The theory is that a person's "metabolic fingerprint" is set for life at birth, she said. Decoding that fingerprint could ultimately lead to personalized interventions for children at risk for obesity.
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[ Video credits: NBC News ]