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Gain Some, Lose Some: The Science Behind Successful Weight Loss

Jun 6, 2017

“Eat less, exercise more” is a familiar mantra, especially to anyone who has ever tried shedding a few pounds. But do those four words, in fact, hold the key to successful weight loss and management? 

This hour, we find out what researchers at Tufts University have learned about the relationship between diet, exercise, and the numbers on your bathroom scale.

Are you struggling with your weight? What approaches have you taken in your quest to "get fit"? As always, we want to hear from you.

And later: a look at Connecticut’s summer meals for kids. We find out what local communities are doing to help children access free food.


  • Dr. Sai Krupa Das - Scientist at the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA-Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and faculty member at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
  • Dr. Marlene Schwartz - Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at UConn
  • Dr. David Baer - Research leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Shannon Yearwood - Chief Strategy Officer with End Hunger Connecticut!

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.