The State of Things
12:24 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Calories Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up To Be

NC State Biologist Rob Dunn studies the microorganisms that live inside us
Credit NC State University
Host Frank Stasio talk with biologist Rob Dunn about the mystery of calories

We think we know calories.

Eat too many and you get fat. Eat too few and you get skinny. But Rob Dunn, a biologist at North Carolina State University, says that might not be the case. He argues that many other factors affect calorie consumption and that stomach bacteria may be more influential than once realized. Host Frank Stasio talk with Dunn about the mystery of calories.

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