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Dr. Eric Ravussin Interview (2019)

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: 2019-11-01

Duration: 00:03:59

Subjects: Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Health | Obesity


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Ravussin, Eric Interviewee


This segment from the November 1, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Dr. Eric Ravussin, the director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. He discusses: his concerns about the weight loss methods used on “The Biggest Loser” reality television show; the findings of his recent study on the show’s contestants six years later; and the importance of finding a healthy and realistic weight for your body.