PodMed – Week of September 26, 2016


Canton, GA, USA - July 24, 2015 A fitbit charge and a android smart phone with the fitbit app. The fitbit is a fitness tracker capable of monitoring your steps per day, distance, stairs climbed, calories burned and also monitors your sleep activity.

This week’s topics include appropriate use of beta blockers after heart attack, timing of allergenic foods for infants, a wearable device and its impact on weight loss, and vasectomy and prostate cancer.

Program notes:

0:38 A device and weight loss
1:39 Those with the device lost less
2:38 Do a real world trial
3:06 Introducing allergenic foods
4:07 Moderate evidence it reduced
5:06 Incidence increased with avoidance
5:31 Vasectomy and prostate cancer risk
6:32 Over 360,000 men
7:34 Beta blockers after a heart attack
8:33 Mortality time points relative to use
9:34 No benefit longer than a year
10:40 End

Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/09/23/no-joy-with-fitness-trackers/