PodMed – Week of January 2, 2017


Cod liver oil is a nutritional supplement derived from liver of cod fish. It has high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, and very high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D. It is widely taken to ease the symptoms of arthritis and for other health benefits.

This week’s topics include a review of sugar recommendations, preventing readmissions to the hospital, benefits of fish oil in pregnancy, and a look at healthcare spending.

Program notes:
0:31 A look at sugar recommendations
1:30 Identified nine guidelines
2:30 All point to reducing sugar intake
3:20 Fish oil supplementation in pregnancy and asthma
4:20 Increase in omega-six fatty acids
5:20 Most marked in women with lowest levels
6:02 Reducing readmissions effectiveness
7:02 Looked at 15 million Medicare patients
8:06 Analysis of healthcare spending
9:03 $30 trillion dollars personal spending
10:39 End
Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/12/30/fish-oil-pregnancy-and-asthma/