The Science of Hunger

The Science of Hunger

Kojo explores the latest research on the science of hunger.

For decades, most understood the process of weight gain through a simple maxim: the more you overeat, the more weight you add to your body. But new research suggests that basic rule may have it backwards - that it may be the process of gaining weight that causes people to be hungry and overeat. Kojo explores the latest research on the science of hunger.

Guests

James Hamblin

MD; Health Editor, the Atlantic

David Ludwig

Director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, Boston Children’s Hospital

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