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Dr. Eric Ravussin Interview (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-01-06

Duration: 00:06:29

Subjects: Ravussin, Eric | Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Health | Exercise


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Ravussin, Eric Interviewee


This segment from the January 6, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s in-studio interview with Dr. Eric Ravussin of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Pennington recently received a $5.28 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the molecular effects of exercise. Dr. Ravussion discusses: the study’s goal of discovering why some people benefit from exercise more than others; the other academic institutions participating in the study; his previous research on obesity; the timeline for the study; and Pennington’s other research projects.