040 - Omega-3s and the Mediterranean Diet | The Body of Evidence

040 - Omega-3s and the Mediterranean Diet

Bottle of Omega-3 supplements

 

Returning from a memorable fishing trip, the boys tackle the evidence behind omega-3s, a group of molecules known as "PUFAs!" (try not to laugh). They talk about the EPA; kinky and bent molecules; carnivorous chickens; cardiovascular disease and brain development. Also: how big trials can go wrong; and an interview with Dr. Emma Jones on palliative care, cultivating quality of life, collaborations in paediatric oncology, and myths about medicinal cannabis!

 

Julia Belluz's article about the PREDIMED trial paper retraction: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/6/20/17464906/mediterranean-diet-science-health-predimed

 

Vox pop by Ada McVean of the McGill Office for Science and Society.

 

Jingle by Joseph Hackl.

 

Additional music by Seth Donnelly and Kevin MacLeod.

 

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

 

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