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

Oct 9, 2013

NC State Biologist Rob Dunn studies the microorganisms that live inside us
NC State Biologist Rob Dunn studies the microorganisms that live inside us
Credit NC State University

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.