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La. awarded $20M grant to study obesity, illnesses

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Posted: Sep 6, 2012 10:29 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 6, 2012 10:29 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baton rouge, health, grant, illness, obesity, pennington, biomedical, louisiana, NIH, money, research, medical

BATON ROUGE - Health officials announced today that Louisiana received a major grant to study health issues affecting the state.

Officials at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge announced this morning the National Institute of Health awarded them a $20 million, 5-year research grant.

They said the money will go to several different institutes in the state to study obesity and chronic diseases.

News 2's Olivia Laborde will have more on the announcement tonight starting at 5 p.m.

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