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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    Calcium benefits and challenges for postmenopausal women

    A 5-year study in postmenopausal women has shown that taking 1 gram per day of calcium citrate has a positive effect on bone in postmenopausal women.

    These results support an earlier study where taking at least 1.7 grams of calcium citrate daily had a protective on bone in postmenopausal women who were not also taking hormone therapy. However, calcium supplements don’t seem to reduce hip fracture. And there is an increased risk of kidney stones.

    Of course, in order to get any benefits, you have to take the treatment. And that’s a challenge for many women.

    About 4 out of 10 women stop taking their calcium tablets. Perhaps it’s time to place greater emphasis on dietary sources of calcium?

    9/20/06 22:14 JR

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