The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    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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    Bottled water as a source of calcium

    Calcium intake in North America is substantially below recommended amounts. Now, bottlers of water think they have the solution. And they have a study for support.

    A literature review concludes that calcium that is adding to mineral water is absorbed the same as in milk. Then, the body handles the calcium the same way.

    Actually, at least two other studies support high-calcium bottled water.

    • High calcium mineral water was “effective prophylaxis against postmenopausal bone loss” compared to low-calcium water
    • A modest dose of calcium (172 mg) in mineral water inhibited bone resorption and iPTH secretion (a marker of bone metabolism) in a population of young, healthy males

    8/22/06 20:37 JR

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