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Fasting Rats Study (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-09-28

Duration: 00:05:36

Subjects: Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Scientific research | Nutrition


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Ingram, Don Interviewee


This segment from the September 28, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ interview with Dr. Don Ingram, a researcher at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. He discusses his recent study on fasting rats and the findings that the rats that only ate once a day were healthier and lived longer compared to the rats that had access to food throughout the day. Host: Andre Moreau