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LA CaTS Investigators’ Obesity & Cancer Research in Obesity Journal

Released: Monday, June 28, 2021

Several LA CaTS Center investigators’ research on obesity and cancer was published in The Obesity Society’s flagship journal, Obesity. The results of the research led to three new papers emphasizing the the relationship between obesity-associated inflammation and comorbidities of cancer development. The papers, titled "Obesity and Cancer Risk in White and Black Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study" and "The Triple Health Threat: Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer--Epidemiology, Disparities, Mechanisms and Interventions" will be published in the June 2021 print issue. The third paper, "Obesity-associated Myeloid Immunosuppressive Cells, Key Players in Cancer Risk and Response to Immunotherapy" is already available.

See full EurekAlert! Article here: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-05/tos-oac052021.php

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Sanchez-Pino (LSU Health New Orleans), Dr. Justin Brown (Pennington Biomedical), Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk (Pennington Biomedical), Dr. Lucio Miele (LSU Health New Orleans), Dr. Jovanny Zabaleta (LSU Health New Orleans), and Dr. Augusto Ochoa (LSU Health New Orleans), for their contribution to this important work and publications partially supported by the LA CaTS Center.


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit www.lacats.org.