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#47 Heat, Pollution, & the Heart //ClimateZone5

Listen to interview with world experts on the links between climate change and cardiovascular disease.

Professor Annette Peters  director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Helmhotz Zentrum, Germany

Dr. Mark Miller Senior Research Fellow within the University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh.

๐Ÿ”— Links:
๐Ÿ“œ Professor Peters recent review in Nature Reviews Cardiology

๐Ÿ“œ Study on high temperatures and MI in Germany

๐Ÿ“œ A great British Heart Foundation air pollution resource for patients

๐Ÿ“œ Review on cardiovascular effects of air pollution by Dr. Miller

๐Ÿ“œ A recent NEJM article โ€œPollution & the Heartโ€

#45 ClimateZone 4 // Dr Robin Stott: Adventures of an Activist, COP26 and Climate Justice

Trying to keep up with Climate Change facts,  but really, you want to know what you can do as a healthcare professional more than suggesting your patients should watch Cowspiracy on Netflix?

This is an interview with Climate legend Robin Stott. We cover:
  • Amazing climate activist stories including his arrest with extinction rebellion - documented in this
    Lancet article: Doctors and civil disobedience.
  • The successes and failures of COP26
  • Climate Justice - what it is and how to solve it
  • What you can do as a healthcare professional

The UK health Alliance's Editorial, published simultaneously in >200 journals including the Lancet

More on Contractions and Convergence for CO2 emissions

Wealth of resources on UK Health Alliance website including education, advice, how to talk to patients about climate etc

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Featuring host Dr Barnaby Hirons with guest Dr Robin Stott

#42 ClimateZone3// Plant-Based Diet: the Health & Climate Benefits with Dr. Kassam

Wondering how a plant-based diet might benefit your patients and the climate? We sit down with plant-based diet expert Dr Shireen Kassam to discuss the climate impact of diet, the evidence for a plant-based diet in reversing chronic diseases, and how we can discuss it with our patients.

Links mentioned:

Important citations:

Bodai, B.I. et al. (2017) โ€˜Lifestyle Medicine: A Brief Review of Its Dramatic Impact on Health and Survivalโ€™, The Permanente Journal. doi: 10.7812/TPP/17-025.

Budhathoki S, Sawada N, Iwasaki M, et al. (2019) 'Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality', JAMA Intern Med. Published online August 26. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2806

Coronary artery disease: The role of plant-based diets in coronary artery disease
Diabetes:  Satija, A. et al. (2016) โ€˜Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women: Results from Three Prospective Cohort Studiesโ€™, PLoS Medicine. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002039

Featuring: Dr LJ Smith, Dr Shireen Kassam, Dr Jonathan Hudson and Dr Katia Florman

#39 ClimateZone-2

Prof Richard Smith on the Carbon Cost of Research and Healthcare

Trying to keep up with the medical literature but you are too busy considering whether not driving to work for the environment might mean you could ward round from home today?
Your ears are in the right place.

Today's interview is with the awesome Professor Richard Smith, author of Lancet article:
A strategy to reduce the carbon footprint of clinical trials

We cover:
๐Ÿ‘‰ Love Island bodies
๐Ÿ‘‰ Richard's career
๐Ÿ‘‰ UK health Alliance and their work: their global editorial,
๐Ÿ‘‰ What is the issue with Clinical Trials?
๐Ÿ‘‰ What do we need to aim for in healthcare?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Where we are at
๐Ÿ‘‰ What we need to do - as an organisation and as individuals

Also check out his  brilliant blogs:
BMJ blog
Non-medical blog

Featuring: Dr. Jonathan Hudson, and Dr. Barnaby Hirons.

#37 ClimateZone-1

Why Climate Change is a Health Crisis & A Healthcare Crisis.

Welcome to after the summer break!

LJ, Katia, Barney, and Jon kick off a new series and get their teeth stuck into the link between climate change and health.

In this introduction episode we bring you up to speed with what climate change what climate change actually is and why its a health problem.

Topics discussed:
  • What is climate change
  • Why is climate change a health crisis?
  • What is the role of healthcare professionals?
  • What is the role of the health service (in particular the NHS)?

โœ๏ธ Key links:

Featuring: Dr. Laura Jane, Dr. Katia Florman, Dr. Jonathan Hudson, and Dr. Barnaby Hirons.