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October 25th, 2015

Podcast 187: Colorectal adenomas not prevented by calcium and/or vitamin D

We interview John Baron about his recent New England Journal of Medicine study testing the ability of calcium or vitamin D (or both) to prevent recurrences of colorectal adenomas in a population who had lesions found during colonoscopy. On follow-up after three to five years, the effects of daily calcium and/or vitamin D supplements were […]


July 1st, 2010

Podcast 94: What does a new meta-analysis tell us about statins and primary prevention?

A meta-analysis of 11 studies encompassing more than 60,000 subjects finds that statins don’t lower all-cause mortality in people without cardiovascular disease. One editorialist calls the study, just published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, “the cleanest and most complete meta-analysis of pharmacological lipid lowering for primary prevention.” One of the study’s principal authors, Kausik […]


May 29th, 2009

Podcast 45: Prof. Martin Dennis discusses new findings discouraging the use of compression stockings after stroke

Compression stockings, widely used to prevent DVT in patients after stroke, don’t work, according to new research published in Lancet. We’ve got the principal investigator, Martin Dennis of the University of Edinburgh, to talk with about this. For your part, if you have someone you’d enjoy hearing talk about a bit of research or anything […]


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