The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Best diets

    U.S. News evaluated and ranked 20 diets with input from a panel of health experts.

    First, the details.

    • To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, and effective for weight loss and against diabetes and heart disease.
    • Diets were rated between 1 to 5 stars

    And, the results.

    • 3.9 stars
      • DASH diet
    • 3.8 stars
      • Mediterranean diet
      • TLC diet
      • Weight Watchers diet
    • 3.7 stars
      • Mayo Clinic diet
      • Volumetrics diet
    • 3.6 stars
      • Jenny Craig diet
    • 3.5 stars
      • Ornish diet
    • 3.4 stars
      • Vegetarian diet
    • 3.2 stars
      • Slim-Fast diet
    • 3.1 stars
      • Nutrisystem diet
    • 3 stars
      • Vegan diet
    • 2.9 stars
      • South Beach diet
    • 2.8 stars
      • Eco-Atkins diet
      • Zone diet

    The bottom line?

    Other well known diets like Atkins and Medifast ranked lower.

    Read more about the diets at the U.S. News website.

    6/9/11 20:06 JR

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