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PodMed – Week of August 17, 2015

August 14, 2015

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This week’s topics include trans fats, testosterone supplements and atherosclerosis, frozen versus fresh oocytes, and cardiac troponin measurement in people with diabetes and cardiac risk.

Program notes:

0:35 Trans versus saturated fats
1:35 Trans fats increased risk for cardiovascular disease
2:35 Controlling more factors relative to heart disease
3:05 Testosterone supplements and atherosclerosis
4:07 Measured thickening of lining of carotid artery
5:12 Cardiac troponin, diabetes, and revascularization
6:15 About half the risk without elevation
7:14 Should prevent us from doing unnecessary procedures
8:18 Fresh versus frozen eggs in IVF
9:15 Live birth about 50% with fresh
10:32 End

Related blog:http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/08/14/beware-trans-fats/

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