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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 05 July 2006

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Monologue

Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Discussing a recent lawsuit regarding Pfizer. Apparently, beta blockers a form of heart medication has been linked to birth defects. Earlier this month a study indicated that cholesterol lowering statin durgs were also linked to similar problems.

Pearls of Wisdom

Ben and Doug discuss a recent Taiwanese study that found certain marinades may cut cholesterol compounds. The compounds known as cholesterol oxidation products are found in proteins after they are cooked. The research found that these marinades (soy sauce and sugar) reduced the formation of COPs during cooking.

Callers

Jim has questions concerning the safety of a colonoscopy procedure. Jackie has conerns regarding long term use of anti-anxiety medications.

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