031 - Sugar Addiction and Tamiflu | The Body of Evidence

031 - Sugar Addiction and Tamiflu

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Chris' addiction almost leads to a car crash, so Jonathan decides to stage an intervention. Is sugar addictive? What even is an addiction? Could it be that the popular definition has little to do with the medical one? Talks of cocaine (or Michael Caine), binge-eating disorder, and How I Met Your Mother follow. Also: did somebody take antiviral Tamiflu's medal away? And why were parents sending their child's snot to researchers? What kind of topsy-turvy world do we live in?! Be sure to stay until the end for the mother of all burns.


An editorial on the downgrading of Tamiflu by the WHO: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170712200235.htm


The clinical trial on high-dose vitamin D in children: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2643763


Vox pop by Wassim El-Mounzer.


Jingle by Jillian Kate.


Additional music by Seth Donnelly and Kevin MacLeod.


Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.


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