BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
10:52 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Can Genes Explain Our Expanding Waistlines?

According to writer Frank Bruni, personal trainers are the new therapists. Have you swapped your shrink for a gym rat instead?
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Boston Public Radio's show for 7/30/13.

    

Why have Americans gotten so fat? The usual explanations are an abundance of cheap, unhealthy foods, and a distinct lack of exercise. Today Jim and Margery spoke with Dr. Joseph Majzoub, the lead author on a new study that offers third reason we pack on the pounds: genetics. Are you losing the battle of the bulge? Do you exercise, diet and still stay husky? Do your genes make it hard to squeeze into your jeans? Tweet us, comment on our Facebook page, or leave a comment below.

Also on BPR:

  • CNN's chief national correspondent John King talked about the NSA fight in Congress.
  • Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe sports columnist, talked about the 20th anniversary of Reggie Lewis's death. Read his column about Lewis here.
  • Adam Reilly provided an update on the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger.
  • Jim and Margery asked callers if, like Frank Bruni, they've replaced their personal therapist with a personal trainer.

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