PodMed – Week of January 11, 2016


This week’s topics include genetic risk of cancer, influencing kids’ food choices, the true value of cancer screening, and probiotics and type 1 diabetes.

Program notes:

0:44 Number of cases of cancer due to inheritance
1:45 Follow huge population of twins
2:44 Environmental influence apparent
3:45 Must be able to interpret
3:58 Probiotics and prevention of type 1 diabetes
4:58 Can it affect the immune system?
5:58 Should infants be genotyped?
6:31 National nutrition program
7:31 Fine with it two or three years later
8:00 What’s the real impact of cancer screening?
9:00 Need to do a better job at informing patients
10:31 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/01/08/probiotics-and-type-1-diabetes/